Christmas Parties, The Big Give and More…..

17 November 2023

Everyone at Sight Life hopes everyone is keeping well and looking forward to the festive season which is fast approaching.


Christmas Parties 2023! 

Tickets for our Christmas parties are selling out fast.

Details of how to book tickets are listed below.


Swansea / Neath Port Talbot Christmas Party 12th  December 2023.

This year’s Christmas party, with live entertainment, will be held at the Manor Park Hotel in Clydach, Swansea 12.30pm on Tuesday 12 December 2023.

Tickets cost £26.00 for a two-course lunch without transport or £30.00 for lunch and transport.

Please call 01792 336760 to book your place.


Cardiff / RCT Christmas Party 6th December 2023.

Tickets for this year’s Christmas party are now on sale at £25.00 each which includes a traditional turkey dinner (veggie option available) and Christmas pudding or chocolate profiteroles, and some fabulous fun entertainment courtesy of the Sight Life team!

The event is being held at the Cardiff Arms Park ground floor clubhouse bar on Wednesday 06 December 2023 from 12.30pm – 3.30pm.

Please call 02920 398900 to book your tickets or pop into the office as soon as you can as tickets will sell out very fast.


The Big Give week – double your donation to Sight Life! 

If you were considering supporting Sight Life this Christmas, the best way is to donate during the ‘Big Give Christmas Challenge’ which takes place between Tuesday 28 November and Tuesday 05 December 2023.

During this period, the campaign will double your donation so your contributions will go twice as far with the help of the Big Give’s Champion.

You can donate direct via The Big Give online, call into the resource centre at Jones Court where we can support you to donate online, or speak to a member of staff in your area.

Sight Life does not charge for its services. We rely on fundraising and donations for most of our income so your support this Christmas time would be greatly appreciated – and doubled!

For more information, or to find out other ways to donate, please call our Fundraising Manager on 02920 398900 or [email protected]

The donation page will be live from Tuesday 28th November 



2024 Diaries and Calendars now in stock

We have a range of large print calendars and diaries in our Resource Centre from £7.00. Please pop in to get yours.


Christmas Opening Hours

Our Resource Centre and offices will be closed for the Christmas period from 2pm Thursday 21 December. We will re-open at 9am Tuesday 02 January 2024.

Social Activity and You!

Please could you spare a few minutes to compete this survey on behalf of Sight Life.

We would like to know about how important it is to you to take part in social activity (For example going out for meals at a restaurant, meeting friends, or visit a recreational or entertainment venue).
This is for activities that are not organised or run by Sight Life.

Please could you complete the survey by 1st December 2023.


The link to the survey is here: 

Thank you for your time.

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About Sight Life:

Sight Life (formerly Cardiff Institute for the Blind) supports people who are blind or partially sighted in south Wales. In 2020/21 we helped more than 3,000 people in Cardiff, Swansea, RCT (Rhondda Cynon Taf), Neath and Port Talbot.

Our Registered Charity Number is 214131 (England & Wales)

Our Company number is 00149982.

We provide statutory services to people with sight loss on behalf of the local Councils in Cardiff and Swansea.

In cooperation with the NHS, we provide a support service (ECLO: Eye Clinic Liaison Officer) for patients newly diagnosed with sight loss in University Hospital of Wales (UHW “The Heath”) in Cardiff.

Our aims are to ensure that people with sight loss can take part in all aspects of society, including work and leisure.

We offer a range of training, clubs and activities including audio-described theatre trips, confidence building, cooking, drama, employment support, fitness, gardening, IT, music, photography, rambling and yoga to people with sight loss.

Established in 1865, we are one of Wales’ oldest charities. In spring 2022 we returned to being an independent charity after being part of the UK wide RNIB Group since 2009.

We have approximately a dozen staff and annual income in the region of £400,000 from statutory contracts, grants, trusts, The National Lottery, donations and legacies.

Sight Life changed its name from Cardiff Institute for the Blind in 2019 to reflect the fact that we work beyond Cardiff, including Swansea and RCT (Rhondda Cynon Taf). The name change also recognises the fact that we support people with any degree of sight loss, not only those who are blind.

Please support our work and make a donation to Sight Life by clicking donate here. 

To fundraise for us please click fundraising.

To volunteer with us please click volunteering.

Thank you!