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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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212TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF NORFOLK’S SIGHT LOSS CHARITY HEARS OF CHALLENGING YEAR

15th Oct 2018

The 212th annual meeting of one of Norfolk’s oldest charities has heard how the past 12 months has been one...

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NORFOLK’S SIGHT LOSS CHARITY TO HOLD 212TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

8th Oct 2018

Norfolk’s sight loss charity is to hold its 212th Annual General Meeting this week – and visually-impaired people, supporters and...

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VISUALLY-IMPAIRED CARE HOME RESIDENTS GET THE CHANCE TO ‘FEEL THE HIGH SHERIFF’ TO GET SENSE OF TRADITIONAL REGALIA

7th Oct 2018

Residents at Norwich’s care home for visually-impaired people had the opportunity to get up close and personal with one of...

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GOLF DAY RAISES £4,000 FOR SIGHT LOSS CHARITY

18th Sep 2018

Teams from businesses across Norfolk helped to raise £4,000 for Norfolk’s sight loss local charity at a golf day.  Around...

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‘LA BELLA VITA’ – DISCOVER THE VARIED WORLD OF ITALIAN WINE, ALL IN AID OF NORFOLK CHARITY

2nd Sep 2018

Wine lovers have the chance to live ‘La Bella Vita’, all in aid of charity, when EDP and Evening News...

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A resident at Thomas Tawell House in Norwich meets one of the miniature donkeys

NNAB CARE HOME RESIDENTS GET UNUSUAL VISIT – FROM PAIR OF MINIATURE DONKEYS

20th Aug 2018

Residents at Norwich’s care home for visually-impaired people had two very unusual visitors, when a pair of miniature donkeys came...

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CHARITY’S ARMY OF VOLUNTEERS CELEBRATED AT RECEPTION

22nd Jul 2018

The contribution made by over 200 volunteers to Norfolk’s sight loss charity was celebrated at a party in Norwich –...

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Donna Minto of the NNAB receives a cheque from the cast of Sister Act

SISTER ACT AUDIENCES GET IN THE GIVING HABIT AND RAISE OVER £3000 FOR SIGHT LOSS CHARITY

10th Jun 2018

Norfolk’s sight loss charity has received a £3,000 boost, following the generosity of audiences attending performances of Sister Act at...

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NORFOLK BAND WARMS UP FOR WINDSOR ENGAGEMENT WITH CHARITY SUMMER CONCERT AT DITCHINGHAM HALL

7th Jun 2018

A Norfolk brass band will be warming up for a prestigious engagement at Windsor Castle with an outdoor summer concert...

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NINE INTREPID VISUALLY-IMPAIRED NORFOLK PEOPLE CONQUER THE O2

4th Jun 2018

Nine intrepid visually-impaired people from Norfolk have taken on the challenge of climbing the O2 in London – clambering up...

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NORWICH’S ‘SECRET GARDEN’ OPENS TO SUPPORT THE NNAB

30th May 2018

Garden lovers will have a rare chance to explore Norwich’s ‘Secret Garden’ next month, when the stunning four acre garden...

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Miles Fagan left of Barclays Bank presents a cheque for the money raised on the charity quiz night to Jeremy Goss of the NNAB sm

BANK’S YARMOUTH QUIZ NIGHT BOOSTS SIGHT LOSS CHARITY’S COFFERS

29th May 2018

Barclays business customers and professional contacts raised over £1,000 for Norfolk’s sight loss charity at a quiz night organised by...

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