BANKERS GIVE £1452 BOOST TO SIGHT LOSS CHARITY AFTER THREE MONTH FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN
Norfolk’s sight loss charity has been given a £1452 boost following the generosity of staff working in NatWest’s mortgage operations team at their Norwich Airport office.
The money was raised during a three month fundraising campaign organised by customer services associate Paula Miles, who as well as working at the bank is also a volunteer for the Norfolk & Norwich Association for the Blind.
Mrs Miles persuaded her colleagues to support the charity during their pre-Christmas fundraising activity, and through a variety of activities including a tombola, Christmas hamper, dress-down days and a Christmas raffle, raised the sum, which will go towards supporting visually-impaired people in the county to live active, independent and fulfilled lives.
A glaucoma sufferer herself, Mrs Miles has first-hand experience of sight loss, having experienced periods in her life when she was not even able to read food labels in the supermarket. Thankfully, following two operations last year, her sight is now much improved, but her experience has given her a first-hand insight into the challenges that visually-impaired people face.
“When my sight started deteriorating, and I was no longer able to do things like drive, I realised just how important being able to live an independent life is for all of us,” she said. “The NNAB is a great local charity which is helping visually-impaired people do just that, which is why I became a volunteer for the charity, and why I was keen for NatWest’s Christmas fundraising effort should be to support it.”
NNAB fundraiser Donna Minto added, “We are so reliant on the funds that people raise on our behalf, as well as the work that our wonderful volunteers do, so we are really grateful to the team at NatWest both for choosing the NNAB, and for all the hard work and support they gave us during the three month campaign.”