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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

Blind cyclist Mark Smith left and sighted rider Tom Page prepare to take on this years Tour de Broads cycling event sm

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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Marathon runner Alice Sizeland presents the cheque to Clive Evans of the NNAB sm

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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105 year old Doris Keating with members of her family at Norwichs Thomas Tawell House

NORFOLK WOMAN CELEBRATES 105TH BIRTHDAY

14th Jul 2019

One of Norfolk’s oldest residents has celebrated her 105th birthday – a milestone which means a second telegram from The Queen.

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NORFOLK CHARITY GIVEN £95,000 NATIONAL LOTTERY GRANT TO DEVELOP GROUND-BREAKING VOLUNTEER MATCHING APP

9th Jul 2019

A Norfolk charity has been awarded £95,000 from the National Lottery’s Community Fund to develop an app to link people...

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Gina Dormer chief exexcutive of the NNAB unveils the charitys new name at the Norfolk Show sm

NAME CHANGE ANNOUNCED FOR NORFOLK’S SIGHT LOSS CHARITY

28th Jun 2019

Norfolk’s sight loss charity, the Norfolk & Norwich Association for the Blind has announced that from January 2020 it will...

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WEST NORFOLK VISUALLY-IMPAIRED PEOPLE CHALLENGED TO GET ACTIVE

25th Jun 2019

Visually-impaired people across west Norfolk are being challenged to get active – after the county’s sight loss charity appointed a...

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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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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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