The Norfolk & Norwich Association for The Blind
The NNAB 2016 Annual Report
The Annual Report for 2016 has just been published please feel free to download a copy here nnab-annual-report.pdf
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In 2001 the NNAB decided to use its existing shops in Magdalen Street to have a go at running a Charity Shop. It was hard work but exciting and the first few years the tills were ringing and we were making in excess of £27,000 a year on average before expenses.
It is fair to say that we are a very fortunate Charity in that we were not short of donations. In fact, our sheds are still brimming with goods as it is difficult to keep on top of the sorting with the shop open and very few volunteers; all this takes time.
However the past few years have not been as kind. Changes in the road structure, people selling their goods on eBay and Gumtree and more and more charity Shops in Magdalen Street and the City Centre may have contributed to the fact that sales have fallen dramatically.
Whilst we have thought long and hard about continuing to run the shop, the figures prove that it really is not viable from a business point of view; we are only just covering the running costs.
It is with great sadness therefore that we are to close at the end of the year.
Thank you to everyone who have supported us over the years. We continue to work tirelessly to raise funds and if you would like to help in any way please contact us.
Details of forthcoming events can be seen on our fundraising page.