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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

Volunteer Matt Lawley left and blind fundraiser Ed Bates get in training for the Broads Walk Challenge sm

NEW VOLUNTEER STEPS OUT TO HELP BLIND FUNDRAISER ON 50KM CHALLENGE

7th May 2021

A Norwich man is starting his volunteering career by putting his best foot forward – and stepping out to guide...

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Taverham Garden Centre collection April 2021

GENEROUS SHOPPERS DONATE MORE THAN £500 TO NORFOLK’S SIGHT LOSS CHARITY

28th Apr 2021

Generous shoppers at Taverham Garden Centre donated more than £500 to Norfolk’s sight loss charity when it undertook its first...

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CHARITY’S MOBILE ADVICE UNIT TO PROVIDE ADVICE AND SUPPORT FOR VISUALLY-IMPAIRED PEOPLE RIGHT ACROSS NORFOLK

13th Apr 2021

Visually-impaired people right across Norfolk will be able to access information, advice and support close to where they live, as...

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MAJOR COUNTY-WIDE SURVEY LAUNCHED TO FIND OUT ISSUES FACING COUNTY’S VISUALLY-IMPAIRED

10th Feb 2021

A major Norfolk-wide survey has been launched by the county’s sight loss charity to ensure its services continue to meet...

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Visually impaired children enjoying a Vision Norfolk story telling session pre Covid

NEW WEEKLY ZOOM STORY TIME AND SING-A-LONG SESSIONS LAUNCHED FOR VISUALLY-IMPAIRED PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN

1st Feb 2021

Families with visually-impaired pre-school age children are being invited to take part  in a weekly Zoom-based story time and sing-a-long...

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Michele Burgess Vision Norfolk Eye Clinic Liaison Officer in the mobile unit at QEH Kings Lynn sm

CHARITY PARTNERSHIP ENABLES VITAL SIGHT LOSS SUPPORT SERVICE TO RESTART DESPITE COVID

2nd Dec 2020

An innovative partnership between two Norfolk charities has enabled the reintroduction of a vital support service for people receiving a...

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Richard Hanson left and Rev Simon Stokes co chairs of Vision Norfolk

NORFOLK CHARITY ‘BETTER PLACED TO FACE THE CHALLENGES OF THE FUTURE THAN EVER’, ANNUAL MEETING IS TOLD

30th Nov 2020

The 214th annual meeting of one of Norfolk’s oldest charities has heard how a year of modernisation and restructuring has...

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Rev Heather Knight left and Vision Norfolk chief executive Gina Dormer place flowers by the Thomas Tawell memorial in Norwich Cathedral sm

VISUALLY-IMPAIRED PEOPLE GATHER IN CATHEDRAL TO MARK BICENTENARY OF SIGHT LOSS CHARITY’S FOUNDER’S DEATH

13th Oct 2020

Blind and visually-impaired people from all over Norfolk gathered in Norwich Cathedral for a brief service to mark the 200th...

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Mark Smith community activities manager at Vision Norfolk

VISUALLY-IMPAIRED LITERATURE LOVERS ENJOY ONLINE VIRTUAL AUDIO BOOK CLUBS

14th Sep 2020

Visually-impaired book lovers in Norfolk are being invited to share their enthusiasm for literature by taking part in a series...

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NORWICH CARE HOME RESIDENT SEES FAMILY FOR FIRST TIME SINCE LOCKDOWN

29th Jun 2020

A resident of a Norwich care home was able to meet his sisters face-to-face for the first time in three...

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Annie Nicholls celebrates her 103rd birthday with a cake at Thomas Tawell House in Norwich

NORFOLK WOMAN BORN DURING WORLD WAR ONE CELEBRATES 103RD BIRTHDAY

11th May 2020

A former midwife living at a Norwich care home has celebrated her 103rd birthday.  Annie Nicholls marked the occasion at...

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Staff from Norwich Citys Community Sports Foundation deliver food parcels to Vision Norfolks Hammond Court sheltered accommodation sm

VISUALLY-IMPAIRED SHELTERED ACCOMMODATION RESIDENTS KEPT SAFE AND WELL-FED BY NORWICH CITY FOOTBALL CLUB STAFF

6th May 2020

Staff from Norwich City Football Club are ensuring that visually-impaired people living at a Norwich sheltered accommodation scheme are being...

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