The contribution made by volunteers to Norfolk’s sight loss charity was celebrated during National Volunteers Week with a special trip abord the North Norfolk Railway.
Around 30 of the more than 100 volunteers who support Vision Norfolk were treated to coffee and pastries aboard train pulled by a 1959 ‘Black Prince’ steam locomotive.
The event was to recognise the work done by the charity’s team of volunteers, who help by running sports and leisure activities, advising at eye clinics, being Telefriends, driving, fundraising, escorting and guiding, and working in the charity’s equipment and information centres.
Vision Norfolk chair of trustees Karen Norton welcomed the volunteers on board the train at Holt Station before they enjoyed refreshments while en route for Sheringham, where they spent a couple of hours before making the return trip.
“Without our wonderful volunteers we would simply not be able to offer the range of services that we do for vision impaired people across Norfolk,” said Mrs Norton.
“The demand for our services continues to grow, and it is only through the dedication and loyalty of our army of volunteers that we are able to meet that demand.
“Volunteering is a richly rewarding thing to do, and we would very much welcome anyone who is thinking of volunteering some time to consider helping Vision Norfolk.”
Anyone who would like more information about becoming a volunteer for Vision Norfolk can email [email protected], or call 01603 573000.