Blind charity launches new website

A Norwich based charity has launched its new website with the aim to reach more people in Norfolk suffering with blindness and visual impairment.

Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind (NNAB) held their official open day of their Bradbury Activity Centre and website launch at the NNAB headquarters yesterday afternoon.

Event fundraiser and former Norwich City Football Club midfielder, Jeremy Goss said: 'People can now go on the website and experience what NNAB offers. NNAB is moving forward and it's trying to raise its profile. I think the website is the best move we can make.'

Founded in 1805 the charity, based on Magpie Road, off Aylsham Road, helps an estimated 20,000 people in Norfolk.

Dorothy Bowen, equipment and information centre manager, believes the website is vital to reaching more people and said: 'The website encourages people to make contact. It also has the most up to date information on our products and services.'

The charity receives no state funding and relies entirely on donations, which is now available to do via their website, as well as investment income and legacies.

Mr Goss said: 'I am pleased to have worked with the fundraising team Donna Minto and press officer Paul Durrant in the instigation of the donation part of the website.'

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The Bradbury Activity Centre was officially opened by the NNAB Patron the Queen on May 4, last year and includes recording and Braille transcription studios, leisure activities, discussion groups, a sensory area for children and many other services.

For more information visit www.nnab.org.uk or call 01603 629558.

You can follow Jeremy Goss's fundraising challenge 'Back to Bayern' column every week in Monday's EDP or online at www.edp24.co.uk/jeremygoss.

Have you been helped by a local charity? Contact Donna-Louise Bishop on donna-louise.bishop@archant.co.uk or call 01603 772438.