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News   - 2010

Welcome to Calibre's news page. We hope you enjoy reading about the latest developments in our service, all the stories about people who have supported us, recent publicity, and also news about books.

Waitrose Thame Cheque Presentation

Waitrose Community Matters Supports Calibre


Jan Collings, PA to the Director of Calibre, visited Waitrose in Thame, Oxfordshire, to collect a cheque for £290. This was presented by Leanne... More >

Calibre wins top volunteer award


Calibre received the top accolade of Charity Champion 2010 for Volunteer Workout from Community Impact Bucks, an organisation which supports local... More >

Sight Restored


We received some wonderful news from Ruby, one of our Dorset members, following our annual appeal. Ruby lost her sight following a stroke when... More >

World War 2 heroine, Noor Inyat Khan, to be honoured


Noor Inayat Khan, the resistance heroine who operated in Nazi-occupied France during the Second World War, is to be honoured with a memorial... More >

Joan's mission


After listening to the recent edition of Calibre Echo, enterprising member Joan Waterman has come up with an innovative way to help Calibre. Joan,... More >

Rona Goes coast to coast

Rona goes coast to coast for Calibre


Rona Cubitt recently completed the Nokia Coast to Coast challenge and smashed her fundraising target too, raising an impressive and well-deserved... More >

Christine talks to Haringey Phoenix Book Group

Haringey Phoenix Reading Group


On 1st November the visually impaired reading group organised by the Phoenix Group, Haringey, celebrated its first birthday in Crouch End Library... More >

Warning - Calibre E-Books Site


Please note that the USA-based site offering a software management application for e-books has no connection with Calibre... More >

Important note for Boombox users


All future Calibre books produced on USB memory sticks will bookmark from the exact point the book is left, instead of the beginning of the track... More >

Candia McWilliam Becomes a Patron


We are delighted to welcome award-winning Scottish author Candia McWilliam as a new patron. Candia's career as a writer began in 1988 with A Case... More >