Charity

The Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind (NNAB) celebrated its 200th Anniversary in 2005. Throughout the County it helps 20,000 people with poor sight. Last year its community workers made nearly 7,000 separate visits to individuals in their homes and over 6,000 people visited the six equipment centres in Norwich, King’s Lynn, Great Yarmouth, Cromer, Diss and the Mobile Centre.

In Norwich it has a residential home and 20 sheltered flats as well as a volunteer presence in all four hospital eye clinics in the County. It has an busy sports and leisure programme. Over 300 active volunteers are an essential part of the organisation. On 4th May 2010 Her Majesty The Queen accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh opened the new Bradbury Activity Centre. The Association receives no state funding, relying entirely on legacies and donations.