New Chief Executive Officer for Sight Cymru

Dr Bablin Molik will start as Chief Executive Officer at Sight Cymru in November 2019.  Her academic and research background in vision biology and glaucoma made her a well suited fit within sight loss sector. She has been working with Sight Cymru for 6 years and has led on numerous strands of work including developing […]

This is great news for children with severe learning needs in Gwent!!

SenCom saved as Gwent leaders commit to delivering service until 2022 By Niall Griffiths  @niallgriffiths South Wales Argus CHILDREN with severe learning needs in Gwent will continue to receive specialist support from a regional service until 2022. The future of SenCom, which helps youngsters with hearing, communication and visual needs, had been shrouded in uncertainty […]

Sharon Beckett awarded the British Empire Medal

Sharon Beckett, our CEO, was delighted to be amongst three people in the ‘eye’ world awarded in the Queens New Year honours 2019.  The British Empire Medal is in celebration of the work of Sight Cymru and Sharon explained that this is very much a team effort.  Staff, volunteers and trustees of the charity work […]

It is with huge sadness we report that Pamela Dennis, MBE, has passed away age 85 after a long battle with illness

It is with huge sadness we report that Pamela Dennis, MBE, has passed away age 85 after a long battle with illness.  Pam worked for Gwent Association for the Blind from 1980 and was instrumental in growing the organisation from a lounge in someone’s house, to the thriving organisation it is now.  Pam started providing […]

Sight Cymru – a 2017 winner of the GSK IMPACT Award

Over 400 organisations from all over the UK applied for the award and we are very proud to be one of the 10 winners, and the only charity to win in Wales this year. The GSK IMPACT Awards is a national award that recognises excellence in charities improving health and wellbeing in their communities. As […]

Award boost ‘BAFTA’ for sight charity

A 150-YEAR-OLD Pontypool-based charity has won a huge funding award thanks to what judges described as its ‘Impact on the health and wellbeing of the local community.’ Sight Cymru, based at Park Buildings will receive a cheque for at least £30,000 from the GSK Impact Awards, funded by GlaxoSmithKline and managed in partnership with The […]

MegaFOCUS report 2015 – 2016

MegaFOCUS Background: The cost of visual impairment in the UK is substantial with the direct medical cost estimated at £2.14billion in 2008 (Access Economics, 2009). When the indirect cost to society and the individual are estimated, the total cost approximates £22billion (Access Economics, 2009). Maintaining good eye-health and trying to reduce sight loss are important […]

Launch of Campaign drive to engage black and ethnic minority communities with eye care at the Pierhead Cardiff – 30th November 2015.

Launch of Campaign drive to engage black and ethnic minority communities with eye care at the Pierhead Cardiff – 30th November 2015. On Monday 30th November 2015 at Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay we launched a campaign drive to engage Black and ethnic minority communities with eye care.  The event was organised by Sight Cymru in […]

May 2013 News

Donation received in Lieu of Flowers Sight Cymru has received a very generous donation of £228 from the family and friends of the late Mrs Elsie Elizabeth James. In accordance with Elsie’s wishes a collection was made at the funeral in lieu of flowers and has been donated to us by Cherrie Withers (Elsie’s daughter) […]

Abergavenny Round Table Donate £600 to Sight Cymru

Members of Abergavenny Round Table presented a cheque of £600 to our CEO Sharon Beckett recently. See our Facebook page. The monies are to be used to provide training for medical staff at Neville Hall Hospital. Round Table raises funds through various activities and their main aim is ensure that local people benefit. Sight Cymru […]