Blind Novice Baker Carries Off Bake Off Prize

Vision Norfolk Bake off winner Paige Simonds (left) and judge Karen Norton

A Norwich woman who has been blind since the age of six has carried off the inaugural ‘Norfolk Vision Impaired Bake Off’ prize just six months after she first picked up a spatula. Paige Simonds won the prize for a ‘stunning’ Bakewell Tart in the competition, which was the culmination of a cooking course designed […]

Eye Clinic Staff Make Another Four Figure Donation To Norfolk’s Sight Loss Charity

Newmedica Vision Norfolk cheque presentation

People living with sight loss in Norfolk will continue to receive support to live independent lives thanks to the latest £1000 donation from the Norwich Newmedica Eye Clinic. The team at the Broadland Business Park-based clinic, along with some of their patients, have taken part in a number of fundraising activities including an Easter egg […]

Charity’s Volunteers Celebrated With Special Pensthorpe Visit

Vision Norfolk volunteers visiting Pensthorpe Wildlife Park

The contribution made by volunteers to Norfolk’s sight loss charity was celebrated during National Volunteers Week with a special visit to Pensthorpe Wildlife Park near Fakenham. Around 35 of the more than 100 volunteers who support Vision Norfolk were treated to a special sensory tour and lunch, as well as the chance to explore the […]

Sight Loss Charity’s New Volunteer Engagement Coordinator Seeks To Boost ‘Crucial Volunteer Support’

Sophie Chapman-Smith

Norfolk’s sight loss charity Vision Norfolk has appointed a new volunteer engagement coordinator to boost the charity’s crucial volunteer support. Sophie Chapman-Smith will be responsible for recruiting and managing volunteers into Vision Norfolk’s hospital-based Eye Clinic Liaison service and its Community Outreach service, two key areas where volunteers play an important role in providing support […]

Vision Impaired Cromer Woman Set To Undertake 5.25 Mile Open Water Swim Challenge

Clare McCarthy at The Reef in Sheringham

A vision impaired Cromer woman is preparing to swim the entire length of the 5.25 mile Coniston Water in the Lake District to raise money for two sight loss charities. Clare McCarthy, 57, who was born with albinism and is severely sight-impaired, is taking part in the Coniston Chill Swim next month, to fundraise for […]

Brownies Easter Fair Raises £240 For Norfolk’s Sight Loss Charity

Josh Bartholomew of Vision Norfolk (right) receives the cheque from 1st Corpusty and Saxthorpe Brownies

A group of Norfolk Brownies are helping vision impaired people in the county leading independent lives, after their Easter Fair raised £240 for sight loss charity Vision Norfolk. The 1st Corpusty and Saxthorpe Brownie pack held the fair as part of their Charities badge, fundraising by selling papier-mâché bowls, bookmarks and painted flowerpots, as well […]

King Charles III Announced As Patron Of Vision Norfolk

Vision Norfolk Chair Karen Norton with her guide dog Mabel sm

King Charles has been announced a the Patron of a charity which supports people living with sight loss across Norfolk. Vision Norfolk, which enjoyed the Patronage of the late Queen for many years, is one of a number of organisations across the UK which has received the Patronage of The King on the first anniversary […]