On 15th August 2020 a team from Morrisons Utility Services found themselves in Scotland ready to take on all 4,413 Ft of Ben Nevis in order to raise funds to support people with sight loss in Wales.
Headed up by Gareth Rowles the team comprised of 26 members. Comprised of mixed ages, fitness levels and abilities, the team worked together and walked for over 6 hours to get to the top (of course stopping from time to time to take in those breath-taking views).
Together the team managed to raise a whopping £1,410 for Sight Cymru! This is just incredible and we can’t thank them enough.
With the Covid situation making fundraising increasingly difficult, it is support like this that allows charities, like ourselves, to be able to continue the much needed support that we provide.
How donations help
We provide a wide range of services and support for people with sight loss, as well as trying to prevent sight loss as much as possible in Wales. Here are just some examples of how donations can help.
Every £50 donated can provide a monthly welfare telephone service to 5 people with sight loss. These regular calls not only provide a befriending -service but allow our team to check-in on both the physical and mental health of our service users, allowing us to identify any support that they may need, which is particularly crucial for those with sight loss and who live alone. £50 can also provide a person with sight loss with 1-2-1 technology tuition, which can support individuals in being able to communicate with friends and family, as well as carrying out everyday tasks such as online banking and shopping,which is particularly useful at the moment with social distancing measures making these errands extremely difficult for a person with sight loss. A £1,000 donation can provide a 6-week rehabilitation course for someone who is sight impaired. This can help people to adjust to life after being diagnosed with sight loss and help individuals to remain as independent as possible.
How you can help
We appreciate that finances may be tight for many of us during the pandemic so we really appreciate any support we receive. There are numerous ways in which you can support our charity and some are totally cost free.
- Like, share and interact with us on social media
- Recommend us as a charity of choice for any fundraisers
- Shop online using Amazon Smile and Easy Fundraising when you shop online
- Join our membership scheme and become a Friend of Sight Cymru
- Organise your own fundraiser
- Leave a legacy in your will
- Make a donation