Hazel’s Story

Hazel very kindly shared her story with at our 2021 AGM (Annual General Meeting). This is what she had to say… “Thank you for inviting me to talk about the excellent rehab service I’ve received recently from Diana Evans, based in Sight Cymru. I know and recognise many of you as I was a trustee…

16 Ways to Boost your Mental Health at Home

16 Ways to Boost your Mental Health at Home

1)     Organise and de-clutter Why not use all this time at home to sort out that ‘junk drawer’, arrange all your paperwork or refresh your wardrobe. You could even sell some unwanted items online or donate to a local charity shop.  A clear, clutter-free space does wonders for our mental state. 2)     Fresh air Whether…

My name is John Higgs and I am registered blind. I have Macular Degenerative Disorder and Cones and Rods Dystrophy. I first experienced sight loss when I was 15. Prior to undertaking cane training, I was far less confident and 10 nervous, especially with public transport. I decided to undertake cane training to give me…

Supporting People with Hearing or Sight Loss
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Supporting People with Hearing or Sight Loss

On Friday 5th March 2021 Sight Cymru and RNID held a joint webinar, entitled ‘Supporting people with hearing and sight loss’. The webinar took the form of a question and answer session and we took the opportunity to answer the most common questions we’re asked. After a brief introduction, Project Officer Esther Weller spoke about…

How saddling- up can help to support people with sight loss

With our usual fundraising events ‘out of the window’, as they say,  for this year we wanted to create an event that can still give our supporters a chance to get involved with the charity and help us to support people with sight loss in Wales. The lockdown has been tough on us all, but…

Celebrating our Volunteers for National Volunteer Week 2020

Celebrating our Volunteers for National Volunteer Week 2020

The support our volunteers provide plays such a vital role within the operations of our charity. Being a small charity that covers such vast ground within the sight-loss community of Wales, our volunteers enable us to offer sustainable and consistent support to our service users. To show our thanks to our wonderful volunteers, we would…

All About Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

All About Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

What is it? Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common condition affecting the central part of your vision. It is the leading cause of severe vision loss in adults over 60. It occurs when the small central part of your retina, known as the macula, wears down.  It doesn’t cause blindness but it can make…

Living the good life – Gardening Tips by Sight Cymru’s Diana Evans

Living the good life – Gardening Tips by Sight Cymru’s Diana Evans

In these difficult times there is a little light that can help and give you a rosy glow.  Getting back to nature can give you a little lift when you see the first green shoots appear through the dark soil with a promise of vegetables for the future.  The harvest is the achievement of your…