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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

New NNAB volunteers co ordinators Rachael Green left and Penny Parker

NORFOLK’S SIGHT LOSS CHARITY LAUNCHES VOLUNTEER APPEAL

3rd Jun 2019

Norfolk’s sight loss charity has marked Volunteers Week by launching an appeal for more volunteers to help it deliver its...

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Lady Agnew cuts the ribbon to open the new sensory garden watched by Gina Dormer left and Amanda Skinner

NEW SENSORY GARDEN OPENED AT NORWICH HOME FOR VISUALLY-IMPAIRED PEOPLE

29th May 2019

Visually-impaired people living in a Norwich care home and neighbouring supported housing units can spend their summer enjoying an amazing...

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The visually impaired climbers and superheroes from Norfolk on top of the O2 in London

VISUALLY-IMPAIRED NORFOLK PEOPLE CONQUER THE O2

10th May 2019

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

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The group of visually impaired City fans from the NNAB testing out the dugout at Carrow Road sm

VISUALLY-IMPAIRED FOOTBALL FANS GET THE PROMOTION BUZZ

29th Apr 2019

Blind and visually-impaired Norwich City fans had the chance to experience the ‘backstage’ of Carrow Road, when they were taken...

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Ditchingham Hall

RARE CHANCE TO VISIT STUNNING NORFOLK GARDENS

8th Apr 2019

There is a rare chance to visit one of the most beautiful private gardens in Norfolk on Sunday 14th April,...

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NNAB Vikings exhibition visit 1 sm

VISUALLY-IMPAIRED HISTORY GROUP GETS HANDS-ON WITH THE VIKINGS

3rd Apr 2019

A group of blind and visually-impaired history enthusiasts have been getting hands-on with the Vikings – thanks to a special...

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Tim and Rachel Hirst train for the London Marathon cheered on by Clive Evans of the NNAB sm

BUNGAY COUPLE RUNNING LONDON MARATHON FOR NORFOLK’S SIGHT LOSS CHARITY

25th Mar 2019

A 76 year old Bungay man is to tackle the London Marathon to raise money for Norfolk’s sight loss charity...

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Johnny Wyndham of VanVino and Donna Minto of the NNAB toast a successful gin night which raised over 900 for the charity sm

GIN FANS HELP RAISE OVER £900 FOR NORFOLK’S SIGHT LOSS CHARITY

20th Mar 2019

Norfolk gin fans have helped raise over £900 for the county’s sight loss charity during a special gin-based cocktail evening...

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Clive Evans Gina Dormer centre and Jelena Sarubina of the NNAB sm

TWO NEW DIRECTORS FOR NORFOLK’S SIGHT LOSS CHARITY

17th Mar 2019

Two new directors have been appointed at the Norfolk & Norwich Association for the Blind, as the charity restructures its...

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Gina Dormer

NORWICH CARE HOME TURNAROUND RECOGNISED WITH ‘GOOD’ RATING FOLLOWING CQC INSPECTION

13th Mar 2019

A Norwich care home has completed a remarkable turnaround in just 12 months, being rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality...

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Visually Impaired Choir members Mike Wordingham and Mark Smith get to grips with the harmony at the taster session sm

NORFOLK’S VISUALLY-IMPAIRED PEOPLE SING OUT AS PART OF NEW CHOIR

28th Feb 2019

Visually-impaired singers are being urged to come forward to join Norfolk’s newest choir – a group made up entirely of...

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NatWest staff celebrate their fundraising effort for the NNAB sm

BANKERS GIVE £1452 BOOST TO SIGHT LOSS CHARITY AFTER THREE MONTH FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

10th Feb 2019

Norfolk’s sight loss charity has been given a £1452 boost following the generosity of staff working in NatWest’s mortgage operations...

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