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Reader letter: The true spirit of Christmas

PUBLISHED: 13:00 24 December 2016

The tricker, Santa and drummer from Phoenix Band plus one of YoungEyes youngsters at the Christmas Glitter Party. Picture Dorothy Bowen

The tricker, Santa and drummer from Phoenix Band plus one of YoungEyes youngsters at the Christmas Glitter Party. Picture Dorothy Bowen

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The true spirit of Christmas came to the YoungEyes Christmas Glitter Party this weekend at The Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind.

Thirty families from all over Norfolk, who have blind and visually impaired youngsters gathered with friends and supporters, at the NNAB’s Bradbury Activity Centre in Norwich, to celebrate Christmas together.

Becks Motor Homes funded the party and local businesses helped with gifts of food and fruit, volunteers gave up time to help and make the party happen.

After disco dancing, decorating Christmas biscuits, making festive decorations and enjoying a party tea everyone waited outside with great expectation for the arrival of Santa.

He came in magnificent style seated high up in a huge red truck driven by our YoungEyes friend Rob Bilman and escorted by The Phoenix Pipes and Drums Band from Watton and riders of the Harley Davidson Group from Eaton. What a colourful and noisy spectacle it was!

Bikes, truck, bagpipes and drums were then all eagerly inspected by the children and adults alike!

This was a party which will live long in all our memories and which demonstrated all the elements that YoungEyes at NNAB aims for – namely fun, support and friendship for youngsters and their families that are living with the challenge of sight loss.


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