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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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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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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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Visually impaired Ringstead man Peter Gyton tackles the Go Ape treetop course 2

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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CHARITY’S ARMY OF VOLUNTEERS CELEBRATED AT RECEPTION

29th Aug 2019

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

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BLIND NORFOLK MAN TO TAKE ON TOUR DE BROADS CYCLE EVENT TO RAISE MONEY FOR SIGHT LOSS CHARITY

23rd Jul 2019

One rider tackling this year’s Tour de Broads cycle event will be facing a particular challenge – he is completely blind.

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NORTH NORFOLK MARATHON RUNNER RAISES OVER £2,400 FOR COUNTY’S SIGHT LOSS CHARITY

21st Jul 2019

A first-time marathon runner from north Norfolk whose father lost his sight two years ago has raised over £2,400 for...

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