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OXTALK’s Celebratory Party

August 13, 2009

 On Saturday 18 July 2009, OXTALK celebrated 30 years of service to listeners with a visual impairment living in Oxford City and the local districts.

Muriel Whitrick and Rita Allen, two of the founder members, joined around 80 guests to celebrate this event at OXSRAD Sports Centre in Marston.

Cllr Bob Price, Leader of Oxford City Council, thanked all the past volunteers and Radio Cherwell for the use of their premises, praised the long term support of a much appreciated service and toasted the future of OXTALK.

The OXSRAD Choir, conducted by Olivera Rainbird, entertained the guests with a cheerful and lively programme. The audience were invited to join in singing some of the songs.

Margaret Simpson, the Chairman, says: “ From start to finish it was a happy event. It was so good to have so many of our listeners and volunteers meeting, for many for the first time. The celebration was prepared, and organised on the day, by very supportive members of the OXTALK Committee, and we owe them a very big ‘thank you’. My thanks also to you, the listener, for attending, and to the volunteers, past and present, who support OXTALK – good wishes to the next 30 years!!”



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