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Volunteers raise £2,000 for Norfolk and Norwich Association for The Blind in shop bucket collections

PUBLISHED: 13:59 06 March 2017 | UPDATED: 14:02 06 March 2017

Volunteers Mervyn Ivany and  Linda Rainbird collecting for the Norfolk and Norwich Association for The Blind at the Blue Boar Tesco store in Norwich. Picture: THE NORFOLK AND NORWICH ASSOCIATION FOR THE BLIND

Volunteers Mervyn Ivany and Linda Rainbird collecting for the Norfolk and Norwich Association for The Blind at the Blue Boar Tesco store in Norwich. Picture: THE NORFOLK AND NORWICH ASSOCIATION FOR THE BLIND

Norfolk and Norwich Association for The Blind

Generous shoppers have donated hundreds of pounds in just one month to a long-running Norfolk charity which supports blind and visually-impaired people.

Volunteers from the Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind (NNAB) raised just over £2,000 from bucket collections in nine stores across Norwich, Poringland, Drayton, Aylsham and Great Yarmouth during February.

Donna Minto, NNAB community fundraiser, said: “We still cannot believe how generous the public are being considering how tight the public purse strings are.

“Out of every £1 donated to the NNAB, 91 pence goes towards our members. That helps with the activities we provide for them which helps with their mental health and keeps them active and independent.”

The NNAB is based at Magpie Road in Norwich and helps adults and children across the county.

It relies purely on fundraising and has 270 volunteers.

Visit www.nnab.org.uk or call 01603 629558 for more information about the charity.

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