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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

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CHARITY’S ARMY OF VOLUNTEERS CELEBRATED ON BROADS BOAT TRIP

26th Jun 2022

The contribution made by volunteers to Norfolk’s sight loss charity was celebrated with a special Broads boat trip.  Around 40...

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Mike Blyth gets hands on with a shoe cutting template at Norwichs Bridewell Museum 1

VISION IMPAIRED HISTORY LOVERS GET HANDS-ON WITH NORWICH’S SHOEMAKING HISTORY

13th Jun 2022

A dozen vision impaired history lovers were given a special behind-the-scenes introduction to Norwich’s shoe manufacturing heritage when they received...

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At the summit of Snowdon are from left Graham Colman Barbara Dunn and Helen King

NORFOLK TRIO TAKE ON WIND-SWEPT MOUNTAIN CLIMB TO RAISE MONEY FOR COUNTY’S SIGHT LOSS CHARITY

6th Jun 2022

Three intrepid fundraisers from Norfolk have raised more than £3,000 to help provide support for vision-impaired young people and their...

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SPECIAL AFTERNOON TEA DELIVERY ENSURES VISION IMPAIRED PEOPLE CAN CELEBRATE THE JUBILEE

31st May 2022

Vision impaired people in Norfolk who find it difficult to get out are being given the chance to celebrate the...

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The Dereham book club for visually impaired people meets at Dereham Library

BOOK LOVER SOUGHT TO LEAD AUDIO BOOK CLUB FOR VISION IMPAIRED PEOPLE IN DEREHAM

31st May 2022

A literature lover is being sought to help Dereham-based vision impaired book-lovers enjoy their passion at a monthly audio book club.

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Visually impaired runner Rachael Andrews training for the Sandringham 5K with guide Rob Collins sm

VISUALLY-IMPAIRED RUNNER AND FORMER WHEELCHAIR USER TO TAKE ON SANDRINGHAM 5K TO RAISE MONEY FOR SIGHT LOSS CHARITY

15th May 2022

A visually-impaired Norwich woman who used to be a wheelchair user is to take on the Sandringham 5K run to...

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George Edwards left and Marcus Dunn at the Houses of Parliament

NORFOLK VISUALLY-IMPAIRED YOUNG PEOPLE SPEAK TO MPS IN HOUSE OF COMMONS ABOUT LIVING WITH SIGHT LOSS

27th Apr 2022

Two visually-impaired young people from Norfolk have been telling MPs about the needs of young people living with sight loss...

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Ed Bates of Vision Norfolk

BLIND COOK TO JOIN TOP CHEFS ON STAGE AT COOKERY THEATRE

19th Apr 2022

A blind Norfolk man is set to join some of the region’s top chefs when he takes to the stage...

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The Oxsight Onyx smart glasses which are to be showcased in Norwich

REVOLUTIONARY NEW SMART GLASSES WHICH USE AI TO HELP VISUALLY-IMPAIRED PEOPLE TO SEE TO BE SHOWCASED IN NORWICH

4th Apr 2022

A revolutionary new piece of equipment which can help visually-impaired people identify faces, read text and watch TV is to...

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The Vision Norfolk team training to tackle Snowdon to raise money for the charity sm

INTREPID HALF DOZEN TO TACKLE BRITAIN’S THIRD HIGHEST MOUNTAIN TO SUPPORT VISUALLY-IMPAIRED YOUNGSTERS

24th Mar 2022

Six Norfolk people are set to tackle the UK’s third highest mountain in a bid to raise money to support...

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Andrew Morter chief executive of Vision Norfolk and Karen Norton chair of Vision Norfolk

NEW CHAIR FOR NORFOLK’S SIGHT LOSS CHARITY

8th Mar 2022

Norfolk’s sight loss charity Vision Norfolk has a new Chair of Trustees, Karen Norton, who takes over from Richard Hanson...

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Mark Smith of Vision Norfolk right with some of the members of the Gaywood audio book club on World Book Day sm

VISUALLY-IMPAIRED GAYWOOD READERS CELEBRATE WORLD BOOK DAY

4th Mar 2022

A group of visually-impaired book lovers from Gaywood gathered on World Book Day to discuss ‘The Button Box’ by Lynn...

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