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Sight Life’s dedicated staff and volunteers work tirelessly to provide a wide range of services for blind and partially sighted people. We could not do this without the kindness of both individuals and organisations. 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.

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 and ensure funds are available when they are needed the most. Regular donations give us a consistent income that we can predict, giving 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

If you’d like to make a regular donation to our work, please click here for a Regular Donation 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. If you would like more information, please call us on 029 2039 8900.

A word about Gift Aid

Gift Aid is a UK Government scheme that allows charities to reclaim the basic rate tax back from HM Revenues and Customs on donations you make.

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’ll 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.

Send us a donation

You can send a cheque, made payable to Sight Life, by post to:

Sight Life,
Jones Court,
Womanby Street,
Cardiff
CF10 1BR.

Donate Online

It’s quick and easy to support our work by making donations online through safe, secure websites such as Just Giving.

Please note: if you request for your details not to be passed on to Sight Life from JustGiving, then we are unable to send you a letter of thanks and a receipt.

Donate by Phone

If you’d like to donate by phone, please call 029 2039 8900.

Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan
029 2039 8900

Donate with Pinko

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Pinko is our pink elephant collection box. He can be found in selected shops. Pinko is always looking for a new home! Please contact us on 029 2039 8900 if you are interested in having a Pinko collection box in your shop or workplace.

Donate with Payroll Giving

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Payroll Giving is a tax efficient scheme that allows you to make regular donations to Sight Life straight from your salary – and because your donation is taken out before tax, a £10 a month donation will actually only cost you £8. Talk to your Human Resources or Payroll department to ask them to set this up for you.

Gifts in Wills

No matter the size of legacy you choose to leave, your kindness and generosity will enable Sight Life to make a difference to the lives of people who are blind or have impaired vision in South Wales. We’re thankful for any gift you leave to us in your Will, however big, small or unusual. Donations in your Will can include:

  • A share of your estate. After you have provided for your family and friends, you can leave a share, or the remainder, of your estate to us. This is called a “residuary gift”.
  • A cash gift. Known as a “pecuniary gift”, this is when you leave an exact sum of money to charity.
  • A specific gift. Over the years we’ve received everything from antique jewellery to a stream.
  • A gift in trust. You can leave a gift for someone to use over a period of time. When the time has ended, the money can be allocated to other causes, such as a charity.

Leaving us a gift in your Will is a great way to support our work. Please get in touch with us for further information – you can email [email protected] or give our Jones Court headquarters a call on 02920 2039 8900.

Donate in Memory

There are many special and personal ways to give a gift in memory of someone you love. Donations in memory are often gifts of money made in lieu of funeral flowers or funeral plate collections. Some people choose to set up JustGiving pages or use a tribute site like Muchloved.com to commemorate their loved one. Some people ask the funeral director to arrange for donations to be sent to Sight Life on their behalf.

Choosing to celebrate the life of someone special by donating to a charity is such an important moment. Every donation made in memory of a loved one is a lasting tribute, helping Sight Life to support blind and partially sighted people across South Wales. Funds raised in memory of your loved one will help us provide valuable services and support.

It’s important to know that bereavement affects everyone in different ways, and it’s possible to experience any range of emotions. If you’re going through a difficult time, you may find Mind’s information on bereavement and grief useful. You can also call Mind’s information line on 0300 123 3393, for information on where to get help.

Become a Major Donor

Whether you’re a trust, foundation or individual, you can make a significant donation to help support our vital services. Please contact the Sight Life Director of Operations to discuss further.

Share Giving

Donating shares to us is one of the most tax-effective ways you can give money.

  • You won’t have to pay any capital gains tax on the shares you donate and you can claim income tax relief too.
  • If you are a higher rate (40 per cent) taxpayer you will be able to claim income tax relief equal to 40 per cent of the value of the gift.
  • If you are a highest rate (45 per cent) taxpayer you will be able to claim income tax relief equal to 50 per cent of the value of the gift.

In order to qualify for the tax relief, the shares or securities must be:

  • listed or dealt on a recognised UK or foreign stock exchange
  • units in authorised unit trusts
  • shares in a UK open-ended investment company
  • holdings in certain foreign collective investment schemes.

Just call 029 2039 8900 to find out more.

Want to Talk to Someone?

Get in touch using the details below:
Michelle Jones
Michelle Jones
Interim Director of Operations
Telephone
029 2082 8571