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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.


Annual General Meeting

Our 209th Annual General Meeting is being held on Thursday 8th October 2015 at 10.30 a.m. (with coffee available from 10.00 a.m.) in The Bradbury Activity Centre in Beckham Place, Norwich.  Our Guest Speaker is Mr Tom Blofeld of BeWILDerwood Adventure Park, Hoveton.  

All welcome.

Norfolk Show Ball 2015

The NNAB would like to extend its heartfelt thanks to each of the 730 people who purchased tickets and attended our recently staged prestigious 2015 Norfolk Show Ball.

Thank you to the many NNAB staff and volunteers who helped organise and manage this special event which proved to be a glowing success in every way. The positive feedback from guests has been excellent and most welcome and we very much appreciate the kind generosity shown by the event main sponsor NW Brown and other associate sponsors for adding so much to this wonderful occasion.

The amount of money generated for the charity during the evening will soon be announced and we guarantee that every penny raised will be spent here in Norfolk aiding and assisting visually impaired adults and children living throughout our county.

See our Fundraising Events and Activities page for the full story.