The group of volunteers are thanked at the celebration event in Norwich

Sight Loss Charity Recognises Long Service Of Norwich Volunteers

Volunteers who give their time to help people with sight loss lead a full and independent life were recognised at a special celebration event at Vision Norfolk’s Norwich hub.

Lord Mayor of Norwich Kevin Maguire, Sheriff of Norwich Caroline Jarrold and Deputy Lieutenant of Norfolk Ian Lonsdale visited the sight loss charity’s premises in the city to present certificates to the volunteers, each of whom has clocked up many years’ service helping vision impaired people in the town.

Laura Clifton, Carol Goodson, Janet Head, Mervyn Ivany, Alice Lince, Mike Plummer, Linda Pretty, Matthew de-Ville Shaw and Anne Telfer give their time to undertake a range of tasks, including driving, fundraising, running activities, and providing telephone support for people experiencing isolation as a result of their sight loss.

Vision Norfolk chair of trustees Karen Norton said, “Volunteers are the lifeblood of any charity, and Vision Norfolk is fortunate indeed to be supported by over 150 volunteers from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.

“The charity’s team of volunteers undertake a huge range of activities, including helping at sports and leisure activities, advising at eye clinics, being Telefriends, driving, fundraising, escorting and guiding, and working in the charity’s three local hubs.

“Vision Norfolk could not provide anywhere near the range of services for vision impaired people in Norfolk without our army of volunteers, and we are extremely grateful to all of them.”

Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer with Vision Norfolk can find out more by visiting

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