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 208th Anniversary in 2013. 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 200 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 6,000 people across the county.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The Association's 208th Annual General Meeting is being held on Thursday 9th October 2014 in The Bradbury Activity Centre, Beckham Place in Norwich. The meeting starts at 10.30 a.m. with coffee available from 10.00 a.m. and the guest speaker is Mr Tim Hirst.