Sandy’s Big Walk

17 June 2024

20 mile Sponsored walk from Cardiff to Bridgend to raise money for 2 local sight loss charities in South Wales


During her 60th year, Sandy wanted to do 60 walks for charity. The charities she has chosen are very close to her heart, Sight Life and Bridge Vis.

Through a personal experience of sight loss, Sandy was supported by both charities who do some incredible work across South Wales with amazing staff and awesome volunteers. They saw her through a tough period in her life and first hand experience has shown her that nothing is impossible with support.

She now works as a Senior Practitioner Vision Rehabilitation Specialist and is very driven and passionate about supporting individuals, families and Carers.


This 20 mile walk from Cardiff to Bridgend takes place on Wednesday 26th June 2024.

Contact [email protected] if you would like to get involved. You do not need to walk the whole distance!

To donate please visit : 


Picture of Sandy at Sight Life's Offices

Picture of Sandy at Sight Life’s Offices


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.

Join us at our summer ball 2024 : Sight Life Summer Ball – Sight Life