Uppingham man thanked for recording more than 100 audio books

Photo: SM270711-008ow.jpg'Bob Rollett, from Uppingham, who has received an award for reading 100 titles for charity Calibre.
Photo: SM270711-008ow.jpg'Bob Rollett, from Uppingham, who has received an award for reading 100 titles for charity Calibre.
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A MAN who turned his talents to helping a charity, has been thanked for his hard work.

Bob Rollett, 72, of Stockerston Crescent, Uppingham, has recorded more than 100 audio books for Calibre, a charity that provides books for people who have sight problems or other disabilities that mean they cannot read.

To mark his efforts, the charity presented Bob with a trophy at a special award ceremony.

He said: “I started recording for Calibre in 2006. I’m retired and it keeps my brain active.

“I read books that I would not have read otherwise, including children’s books and autobiographies.

“It was lovely to receive the award because I love books, I love reading and I love recording.”

Bob first discovered his talent in 2004 when he came runner-up in The Times’ competition to find the “Voice of the Year”.

For information visit www.calibre.org.uk