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 […]

Sight Cymru awarded a grant from: The Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust

Sight Cymru has been awarded a grant of £2500 from the trust. The monies will be used to support the children’s club “Goggles” which runs in Torfaen. The Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust was established through an agreement between the Millennium Stadium and the Millennium Commission and its income is generated through a levy on every […]

Partially sighted and profoundly deaf. It doesn’t stop Kevan Bean from living a full life!

Kevan Bean has only 6% sight and is also profoundly deaf yet it hasn’t stopped him from living a full life AND partaking in sport. Kevan enjoys bowling and represented Wales in the World Outdoor Championships for Vision Impaired Bowlers in Kuala Lumpur in 2004. On that occasion Kevan brought home a silver medal. At […]