MySpeakerFriend is a scheme that provides West Berkshire residents who are isolated and lonely with a free simple to use speaker.

Personalised content is created on a USB stick and delivered monthly to registered users by one of our volunteers. The scheme was born from an idea during the COVID pandemic to reach those who were not digitally enabled and ensure that they had something to keep them engaged and some interaction with others.
The scheme has been running successfully for over 2 years and has over 60 registered users.

The small, easy to use USB speaker you are given as a user of the scheme

Meet The Team

Geoff Mugshot

Sue Hubbard - Lead Volunteer

Derek Glazier - Editor

Geoffrey Scott-Baker - Editor

Meet the Contributors

Richard Sully - Professional Pianist

Chris Capel - 4 Legs Radio

The Somerset Readers

Kitty Mazinsky - Vintage Singer

Mark Baker - Author & Photographer


We are always looking for pro-active passionate volunteers to help drive this special project forward.

There are multiple ways that you could get involved;

- Could you go and promote the scheme to potential new users ?

- Could you create content for the USB sticks?

- Could you deliver the monthly USB sticks to users and stop for a quick doorstep chat?

- Could you help the editing team with content ?

Please see current opportunities on the left.

If you are interested in applying to become a volunteer please contact Sue by e-mailing

All volunteers are subject to references and DBS check

In the community

Newbury Weekly News - 08/06/2022. Thatcham Rotary Club kindly donate 22 speakers to the MySpeakerFriend project
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