If you’ve landed here, it probably because you’ve decided you want to donate to Sight Life’s work. Thank you!
Sight loss doesn’t respect age, gender or religion. Sight loss can happen to anyone and it can be devastating. It can lead to social isolation, poor physical and mental health, anxiety and depression. However, that need not be the case. Sight Life’s dedicated staff and volunteers work tirelessly to provide a wide range of services and support for blind and partially sighted people. We help them learn to adapt to living with their sight condition. We can help them get out and about, meet people and live as fully and as actively as possible.
Without the kindness of both individual donors and organisations, we wouldn’t be able to do any of these things. Donations of money, gifts and other valuable items (such as shares, land and products) fund our work. Gifts and prizes that we receive are used in raffles and auctions. Can you help us to be there for people with sight loss? Why should you help us? Some of our service users would like to tell you:
“The support I have had has been tremendous – I don’t know how I would have managed. It is lovely to have a friendly phone call just asking if you are ok.”
“Sight Life workshop groups are brilliant and I have learnt a lot. The guest speakers are good and I am enjoying keeping in contact with everyone. I like to hear everybodies voices it cheers me up and makes me feel less isolated. Everyone is so wonderful and great.”
“It was lovely to have someone enquire as to how you are managing. Only a few people from organisations have contacted me. It’s nice to know someone cares. We are all in the same boat, but it can feel very lonely and isolated.”
What’s the best way to help?
One of the most effective ways to donate to Sight Life is through a regular monthly donation. By choosing to give a regular monthly donation, you will be helping us to plan ahead; we can ensure funds are available when they are needed the most. Regular donations give us a consistent income that we can predict. They give us the security and confidence to fund essential services for the blind and visually impaired people we support. Longer term donations are also more cost effective for us as a charity. There are:
- Fewer administrative and bank charges
- More savings on the cost of marketing to attract new donors
- More of your funds spent supporting Sight Life’s services
A regular donation of £10.00 per month is roughly the cost of a takeaway coffee a week (or 33 pence per day or about half the price of a bag of crisps!). But your regular donation could help us do so much. If you’d like to make a regular donation to our work, please click here for a Regular Donation form.
A word about Gift Aid
Gift Aid is a UK Government scheme that allows charities to reclaim the basic rate tax back from HM revenue and Customs on donations people make to charity. If you make a donation to us, we could claim Gift Aid on your donation. Once you have indicated to us that you’re happy for us to claim Gift Aid on your behalf and that you pay sufficient Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax in that particular financial year, we can reclaim this money at no extra cost to you thereby increasing the value of your donation. We are able to reclaim 25 pence in every pound back – so your £1 donation is worth £1.25 to us. Click here to download a Gift Aid form.
If you would like to make a one off donation to help Sight Life’s work, please read below and choose the option that is right for you. For more information, please call us on 029 2039 8900.
Send us a donation
If you’re old school (and you still have a cheque book) you can send us a cheque, made payable to Sight Life, by post to:
Cardiff. CF10 1BR.