In 1975 our Rotary Club established the Voice of Progress, (VoP) a talking newspaper for the blind and partially sighted. The motto under the coat of arms for Littlehampton is "Progress" thence for the sightless it was set up as the voice of their town. However, this was only the start, as gradually the project expanded along to Worthing, then to Shoreham and Southwick and now it is apparently spreading west to Bognor Regis.
Several of our Rotarians now still help with the recordings to this day plus there are a host of other volunteers. Many very well known people have contributed talks and items to the VoP including Margaret Thatcher, Barnes Wallis, Malcolm Muggeridge and BBC Newsreader George Alagiah to name but four.
In January 2018 VoP's name changed to "Sussex Coast Talking News."
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