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12th Jun 2024
Vision Norfolk Volunteers Week trip June 2024 sm

The contribution made by volunteers to Norfolk’s sight loss charity was celebrated during National Volunteers Week with a special visit to Pensthorpe Wildlife Park near Fakenham.

Around 35 of the more than 100 volunteers who support Vision Norfolk were treated to a special sensory tour and lunch, as well as the chance to explore the park.

The event was to recognise the work done by the charity’s team of volunteers, who help by running sports and leisure activities, advising at eye clinics, being Telefriends, driving, fundraising, escorting and guiding, and working in the charity’s equipment and information centres.

Vision Norfolk chair of trustees Karen Norton and her guide dog Mabel welcomed the volunteers at Pensthorpe and expressed her gratitude for the considerable support they provide to the charity.

“Without our wonderful volunteers we would simply not be able to offer the range of services that we do for vision impaired people across Norfolk,” said Mrs Norton.

“The demand for our services continues to grow, and it is only through the dedication and loyalty of our army of volunteers that we are able to meet that demand.

“Volunteering is a richly rewarding thing to do, and we would very much welcome anyone who is thinking of volunteering some time to consider helping Vision Norfolk.”

Anyone who would like more information about becoming a volunteer for Vision Norfolk can email volunteers@visionnorfolk.org.uk, or call 01603 573000.  More details about the volunteering opportunities available with the charity can be found at www.visionnorfolk.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer.