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 […]

Sight Cymru is now Dementia Friendly, would you like to be?

Do you care for someone with dementia? Would like to know more?Would you like to make your organisation or group a dementia friendly one? Would you like to learn more about dementia and to know where to find help in your community?  Sight Cymru now has a Dementia Champion and can provide Dementia Information Sessions […]

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 […]

June 2015

Wales and West Vision Conference Thank you to all who attended the Wales and West Vision Conference on the 25th. We thoroughly enjoyed the day, we hope you did too! Please see below for the links to some of the presentations given on the day. Please note that we have not had permission to publish […]

Ziggy

November 2014

Good News!! Richard Bowie (AKA Ziggy) is running the New York Marathon for us!! Richard Bowie (answers to the name Ziggy) is running the New York Marathon on Sunday 2nd November and would like to donate any proceeds from sponsorship he receives from friends and family, to Sight Cymru. Richard says “This is something which […]