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Lavender a sensory delight for the blind
blind club members.
Members of Norfolk's blind clubs enjoy Norfolk Lavender's latest crop.

Hundreds of members of blind clubs from all over the county revelled in the smell of summer in a well-known corner of north Norfolk.

Norfolk Lavender at Heacham has been linked with Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind for one year and celebrated with a tour and tea for members of Norfolk's blind clubs.

The company has been donating 50 pence to the NNAB for each of lavender scented candle sold.

The outing involved a more personal gift to blind club members including a tour to one of its fields on the Sandringham Estate and cream tea complete with lavender scone.

lavender.
Norfolk lavender

Chairman of the Holt Blind Club, David Wilding was very impressed with the outing: "The tour guide was most informative. The smells of the lavender are simply superb," he said.

The trip had been arranged by Joy Hodge, fundraiser for the NNAB, who has long been an admirer of Norfolk Lavender.

"When I came to work at NNAB I saw a connection between the blind and the accessibility of the lavender. The tactile and sensory elements of lavender are important - different lavenders can be distinguished by touch and smell," she said.

ann head.
Ann Head.

Ann Head, director of Norfolk Lavender, was pleased to welcome the members of the blind clubs.

"Its been wonderful to welcome so many splendid partially sighted people here.

"This is a real celebration of the first year that we have been working with NNAB," she said.

See also:
Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind
Norfolk Lavender

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