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If you are a journalist and would like to find out more about NAB or would like to speak to someone for a comment, please contact Rhian Williams on 07395 793476. We are very good at talking about how to prevent sight loss, common sight loss conditions, and services available for visually impaired people in Northamptonshire.

Young NAB supporters step out with the Saints for Sight Loss

Young NAB supporters step out with the Saints for Sight Loss

Two young people from Cogenehoe Primary School, Northamptonshire, were Mascots today for the Northampton Saints Rugby match again Lyon, for Remembrance Day. Evie - who partnered with Cobus Reinach - and Sienna, who stood with Piers Frances, won our competition to...

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Eye Superheros judged by Northampton Saints Rugby players

Eye Superheros judged by Northampton Saints Rugby players

NAB ran a competition for young people to design the charity's new Eye Superheros which will be the symbols of its work with children. The aim was to get young people more involved with the charities work - NAB runs 'iEducation' sessions with years 5 and 6 to help...

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World Diabetes Day: #DiabetEYES

World Diabetes Day: #DiabetEYES

It's World Diabetes Day and Frankie - who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes aged 15 - talks about the importance of regular eye screening. https://youtu.be/0-u8yV0w0mE People with diabetes are at risk of developing Diabetic Retinopathy which is caused by high blood...

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Purple Tuesday 2019: Hugh Spence explores….

Purple Tuesday 2019: Hugh Spence explores….

What is purple Tuesday? Purple Tuesday is a international call to change and improve the consumer experience for people with a disability and today, 12 November 2019, marks its second year. People with disabilities and their families spend around £249 million pounds...

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Chris’s top tips for buying a magnifier

Chris’s top tips for buying a magnifier

Chris Morton from HumanWare shares his recent experience with Gordon – a model train lover who has lost his sight – and his top tips when selecting a digital magnifier. I took a phone call recently from a gentleman called Gordon....

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#WorldMentalHealthDay and #WorldSightDay

#WorldMentalHealthDay and #WorldSightDay

#WorldMentalHealthDay and #WorldSightDay were on the same day this year – 10 October 2019 – and Hugh Spence, NAB’s Children and Families Officer, reflects on his own journey. For those who don’t know me I lost my site totally 11 years ago and I had a severe visual...

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Could you walk 465,000 steps for Sight Loss?

Could you walk 465,000 steps for Sight Loss?

Northamptonshire’s sight support charity, NAB, are challenging people to walk 15,000 steps a day throughout October – 465,000 steps over the month – to help blind and partially sighted people in the County.

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Foodies “Dine in the Dark” for sight loss.

Foodies “Dine in the Dark” for sight loss.

Guests at an exclusive fundraising event on 2 October 2019 will wear sight loss ‘simulation specs’ to experience what it’s like being blind or partially sighted, raising money for Northamptonshire’s sight support charity, NAB.

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Top tips for bringing up a visually-impaired child

Top tips for bringing up a visually-impaired child

With both Father’s Day and Nystagmus Awareness Week this week, we asked Paul Blakemore – who’s dad to Charlie who has Nystagmus – what his top tips are when bringing up a visually-impaired child. Tip 1: Think ahead regarding safety. Tip 2: In unfamiliar surroundings...

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How accessible are music festivals? Leo O’Rourke reports..

How accessible are music festivals? Leo O’Rourke reports..

So it’s getting close to that time of year again when music festivals and festival-goers cannot wait for. The Sun is out - hat, suncream, and shades are on – and you’re all ready to boogie the night away and have fun at your favourite music festival. But how...

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NAB – Sight Support for Northamptonshire

NAB – Sight Support for Northamptonshire

A brand refresh on a tight budget to more accurately convey who we help. How we’ve updated our image to more accurately reflect that we help adults and children with all stages of sight loss and not just ‘blind’ people.

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Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards 2019/20

Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards 2019/20

“Dining For All” – the new award trying to change the restaurant experience for people with sensory impairment in Northamptonshire. Today, Thursday 14th March, NAB – the registered charity providing sight support in the county – is delighted to announce its new partnership with the Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards 2019/20.

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#ShoutOutForShades Campaign

#ShoutOutForShades Campaign

This Spring, NAB is launching its #ShoutOutForShades campaign which aims to increase awareness of the need to protect your eyes from the Sun’s harmful UV rays. Our eyes are up to ten times more sensitive to UV damage than our skin and yet 50% of people don’t protect themselves by wearing sunglasses.

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For more than 100 years we have been working with blind and partially sighted people throughout Northamptonshire helping thousands of individuals transform their lives.

Find out how we can help you today – phone our confidential helpline on 01604 719193 or send us an email info@nab.org.uk