Double Donations to Sight Life this Christmas

28 November 2022

Double your Donation to Sight Life this Christmas!

This year, Sight Life are delighted to announce that we are taking part in the Big Give from 29th November (midday) till 6th December (midday) when donations will be doubled by generous supporters as part of the campaign, including The Reed Foundation.  

The charity will use the funds to provide vital activity provision and sessions to combat isolation and promote peer to peer support. 

It will also provide volunteer development to support our groups and support services.

  • £20 could enable a volunteer to call an isolated members through our contact line to check in on their wellbeing 
  • £50 could provide volunteer technology support to help someone with sight loss stay digitally connected allowing them to improve the quality of their everyday life  
  • £100 could help maintain an activity group to run over the cold winter months to prevent isolation and loneliness in the sight loss community in South Wales 
  • £200 could facilitate a volunteer training day to equip new volunteers with the vital skills to guide blind and partially sighted people, provide bespoke support and outreach to more people 
  • £500 could allow us to maintain our support services for the most vulnerable and for those who are newly diagnosed to sight loss and face a range of challenges 

Remember, donating during The Big Give campaign week will make twice the impact! 

Richard Harvey, CEO of Sight Life, said: 

“We want to thank everyone who has already generously donated to us before, and we hope will continue to give generously this year. One in five of us will have some degree of sight loss in our lives, so we also welcome new supporters to help us reach our funding target and enable us to carry on providing vital support to the sight loss community across South Wales 

You can make your donation from midday 29th November-midday on the 6th December: 

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. 

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 £440,000 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! 

About the Big Give 

The Big Give is a registered charity whose mission is to promote causes and inspire people to give through, a crowdfunding platform for charities specialising in match funding. 

The Big Give is generously supported by, which helps to provide a cost-effective service for both charities aiming to raise funds, philanthropists wishing to leverage their giving and individuals wishing to donate money online. 

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