The Norfolk & Norwich Association for The Blind
Welcome to the website for one of Norfolk's oldest charities and the 5th oldest Association for the visually impaired and blind in the United Kingdom.
The Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind (The NNAB) celebrates its 210th Anniversary in 2015. 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 our 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 we have 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. We have 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 and opened by our Patron, Her Majesty The Queen, in 2010 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, so please do think of us when you are considering making a donation to a charity - all the money raised in Norfolk is spent in Norfolk, and that's a promise!
About the NNAB
For the past 210 years the NNAB has independently supported Norfolk's blind and visually impaired adults and children.
Here is a short film to explain how we do this today for over 7,000 people across the county.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Mike Talbot who will take over as Chief Executive Officer on 1st January 2016.
Mike is coming to us from ITV in Wales.