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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.

#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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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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Pledge to continue funding our service for another 12 months

Pledge to continue funding our service for another 12 months

Alex Lohman, NAB’s Chief Executive, said: “We are absolutely delighted by this news and grateful for such a thorough consultation by Northamptonshire County Council which recognised the significant difference our services make to blind and partially sighted people in the County.”

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Children’s Christmas Appeal 2018

Children’s Christmas Appeal 2018

Today we are launching our Children’s Christmas Appeal 2018, helping blind and partially sighted children enjoy trips and activities and reach their full potential. Just £5 can help: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/Sight

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World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day

On World Diabetes Day, we spoke with David Abdy – who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes ten years ago aged 32 – about his top tips for managing your condition to prevent Diabetic Retinopathy.

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9 Top Tips For Managing Your Mental Health When Coping With Sight Loss

9 Top Tips For Managing Your Mental Health When Coping With Sight Loss

On World Mental Health Day I asked Katie to share with us her top tips for looking after your mental health when you are dealing with sight loss. Katie was officially diagnosed with Stargardts last year aged 32 but says she’s not letting it stop her and, in fact, it has helped her live a better life.

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Still a champion!

Still a champion!

Congratulations to visually impaired archer Deb Wright of Raunds who has retained her two national titles. Last month she competed in the British Blind Sport National Outdoor VI Championships in Shropshire, heading off the competition to retain the title she has held since 2015.

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A penalty shoot-out with a difference.

A penalty shoot-out with a difference.

As one of Northampton Town Football Club’s official charity partners this season, we worked with them during National Eye Week 2018 (24 – 30 September) to raise awareness of eye health and the impact of sight loss on peoples’ lives.

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NAB’s Laura Desborough nominated for a Pride of Northamptonshire award

NAB’s Laura Desborough nominated for a Pride of Northamptonshire award

Laura Desborough, one of NAB’s dedicated Community Support Workers, was nominated for the ‘Community Award’ at last night’s event – which is for a person, group or charity, who has made a contribution to their local community or simply the ‘go-to’ person who is always there when people need a helping hand.

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Could you be the next editor of Northamptonshire’s leading Talking Newspaper?

Could you be the next editor of Northamptonshire’s leading Talking Newspaper?

The hottest spot in the journalism world is up for grabs as NAB – Northamptonshire’s sight loss charity – looks for its next Sound News editor. Sound News is the NAB’s locally produced talking newspaper, providing visually impaired people across the western side of Northamptonshire with all the latest local and national news, in an accessible audio format.

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