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Vision Norfolk

Client since 2015

Vision Norfolk (formerly the Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind) is one of Norfolk's oldest charities and the fifth oldest Association for the visually impaired and blind in the United Kingdom.

Its mission is to help Norfolk's 20,000 people with poor sight remain independent and confident.  Sight loss affects all age groups and the Association supports everyone from new born to those over 100 years of age.   Last year its community workers made nearly 7,000 separate visits to individuals in their homes and there were over 6,000 visitors to the five equipment centres in Norwich, King's Lynn, Great Yarmouth, Cromer, Watton and our Mobile Centre.

In Norwich it has a residential home for 37 residents and 20 sheltered flats as well as a volunteer presence in all four hospital eye clinics in the County.  It has a busy sports and leisure programme and over 200 active volunteers give generously of their time to deliver these essential aspects of the charity.  The Bradbury Activity Centre, located in Norwich, acts as a hub for all that the Association does for Norfolk's visually impaired and blind - whatever the age and wherever they are in the County.

The Association receives no state funding of any sort instead relying entirely on legacies and donations.

 

Client News

Rev Heather Knight left and Vision Norfolk chief executive Gina Dormer place flowers by the Thomas Tawell memorial in Norwich Cathedral sm

VISUALLY-IMPAIRED PEOPLE GATHER IN CATHEDRAL TO MARK BICENTENARY OF SIGHT LOSS CHARITY’S FOUNDER’S DEATH

13th Oct 2020

Blind and visually-impaired people from all over Norfolk gathered in Norwich Cathedral for a brief service to mark the 200th...

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Mark Smith community activities manager at Vision Norfolk

VISUALLY-IMPAIRED LITERATURE LOVERS ENJOY ONLINE VIRTUAL AUDIO BOOK CLUBS

14th Sep 2020

Visually-impaired book lovers in Norfolk are being invited to share their enthusiasm for literature by taking part in a series...

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Maurice Sadd chats with his sisters Jean Punnell left and Pat Dale sm

NORWICH CARE HOME RESIDENT SEES FAMILY FOR FIRST TIME SINCE LOCKDOWN

29th Jun 2020

A resident of a Norwich care home was able to meet his sisters face-to-face for the first time in three...

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Annie Nicholls celebrates her 103rd birthday with a cake at Thomas Tawell House in Norwich

NORFOLK WOMAN BORN DURING WORLD WAR ONE CELEBRATES 103RD BIRTHDAY

11th May 2020

A former midwife living at a Norwich care home has celebrated her 103rd birthday.  Annie Nicholls marked the occasion at...

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Staff from Norwich Citys Community Sports Foundation deliver food parcels to Vision Norfolks Hammond Court sheltered accommodation sm

VISUALLY-IMPAIRED SHELTERED ACCOMMODATION RESIDENTS KEPT SAFE AND WELL-FED BY NORWICH CITY FOOTBALL CLUB STAFF

6th May 2020

Staff from Norwich City Football Club are ensuring that visually-impaired people living at a Norwich sheltered accommodation scheme are being...

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Samantha Capper manager at Thomas Tawell House receives the hand sanitiser from Patrick Saunders of Black Shuck

NORFOLK-BASED GIN FIRM DONATES HAND SANITISER TO CHARITY CARE HOME FOR THE VISUALLY-IMPAIRED IN ‘AMAZING GESTURE’

29th Apr 2020

A Norfolk gin maker has come to the rescue of staff at a charity care home for the visually-impaired who...

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Sue York preparing for her seven day tap dancing challenge

MUNDESLEY WOMAN SET TO TAP DANCE EVERY DAY FOR A WEEK AS PART OF CHARITY-SUPPORTING 2.6 CHALLENGE

24th Apr 2020

A 64 year-old Mundesley woman is set to tap dance every day for a week to raise money for Norfolk’s...

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Richard Morris is cheered on by colleague Claire Currie and Clive Evans of Vision Norfolk sm

NORTH WALSHAM OPTICIAN TAKES ON MARATHON CHALLENGE TO RAISE MONEY FOR NORFOLK’S SIGHT LOSS CHARITY

10th Feb 2020

A North Walsham optician is to tackle his first ever marathon at the age of 36 – having lost six...

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SPECIAL SNOWDROP WALK AT PRIVATE NORFOLK COUNTRY ESTATE TO RAISE MONEY FOR SIGHT LOSS CHARITY

6th Feb 2020

Snowdrop lovers have a rare chance to enjoy a private Norfolk country estate when it opens up for a special...

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Amy Fellows artist in residence at Vision Norfolk

PIONEERING ART PROJECT FOR VISUALLY-IMPAIRED PEOPLE AIMS TO CHALLENGE PRE-CONCEPTIONS

27th Jan 2020

A pioneering art project which will challenge people’s perceptions about how visually-impaired people perceive the world around them has been...

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88 YEAR-OLD CHARITY VOLUNTEER AMONG SPECIAL CHRISTMAS GUESTS AT NORWICH CARE HOME

20th Dec 2019

An 88 year-old charity volunteer who would otherwise be spending Christmas on his own is among those taking advantage of...

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Children enjoying the YoungEyes Christmas party at the NNAB 1

CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY – AND NOISILY – FOR VISUALLY-IMPAIRED YOUNGSTERS

15th Dec 2019

Two dozen blind and visually-impaired youngsters from all over Norfolk enjoyed a noisy start to Christmas when Captain Fantastic’s disco...

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