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Norfolk & Norwich Association for the Blind

Client since 2015

The Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind (The NNAB) 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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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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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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CHARITY ENJOYS IT UPGRADE THANKS TO GENEROSITY OF CITY FIRM

5th Dec 2019

Staff at a Norwich charity are enjoying upgraded computers on their desktops thanks to a decision buy a Norfolk company...

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NNAB chief executive Gina Dormer left and Thomas Tawell House manager Sam Capper get ready to welcome Christmas guests to the home

SPECIALIST CARE HOME TO HOST VISUALLY-IMPAIRED PEOPLE ON CHRISTMAS DAY

30th Nov 2019

A Norwich care home for visually-impaired older people is to play host to a dozen visually-impaired local people on Christmas...

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Artist Amy Fellows by her Norwich Market mural

SIGHT LOSS CHARITY APPOINTS ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AND LAUNCHES NEW ART INITIATIVE

27th Nov 2019

Norfolk’s sight loss charity has appointed a Norwich University of the Arts Masters graduate as its first Artist in Residence...

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LOCAL CHOIR TO PERFORM SPECIAL CONCERT FOR VISUALLY-IMPAIRED PEOPLE

20th Oct 2019

Visually-impaired people will have the opportunity to listen to inspiring choral music at a special concert taking place on Thursday...

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213TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF NORFOLK’S SIGHT LOSS CHARITY HEARS OF YEAR OF ACHIEVEMENT – AND EXCITING FUTURE

14th Oct 2019

One of Norfolk’s oldest charities has held its 213th annual meeting – at which it reported that after a challenging...

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SIGHT LOSS NO BARRIER TO ADVENTURE AS VISUALLY-IMPAIRED GROUP TAKE ON ‘GO APE’ TREETOP CHALLENGE

13th Oct 2019

A group of visually-impaired people from west Norfolk stepped right out of their comfort zone and reached new heights, as...

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NORFOLK’S SIGHT LOSS CHARITY TO HOLD ANNUAL MEETING

4th Oct 2019

Norfolk’s sight loss charity is to hold its Annual General Meeting next week – and anyone who is visually-impaired, who...

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