Vision Norfolk Chair Karen Norton with her guide dog Mabel sm

King Charles III Announced As Patron Of Vision Norfolk

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 of his coronation.

The charity, which supports vision impaired people across Norfolk to live independent lives, said that the announcement was a ‘great honour’, which will help Vision Norfolk attract support from across the county.

“We were of course very sad when the late Queen, who had been our Patron for many years, died in 2022,” said Vision Norfolk chair of trustees Karen Norton.

“We were delighted to hear, on the first anniversary of the King’s coronation, that Vision Norfolk has been chosen as one of the organisations where he will assume the Patronage from his late mother.  We are enormously grateful that he has chosen to show his support for the important work that we do in this way.

“A Royal Patronage is the highest endorsement a charity can receive, and is enormously helpful when it comes to attracting support from people in Norfolk.”

A statement from Buckingham Palace said, “Royal Patronage highlights the vital work of these organisations and allows their many achievements and valuable contributions to society to be more widely recognised and promoted.”

The late Queen visited Vision Norfolk – then called Norfolk & Norwich Association for the Blind – in 2010 to open its new Bradbury Activity Centre in Norwich.

She was Patron of 492 organisations, of which 376 will be retained by King Charles, or taken on by Queen Camilla or other members of the Royal Family.

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