Sight Life Photographers Wow Welsh Press

1 January 1970

Sight Life’s photography group have been featured in a fantastic article for Wales Online by journalist Ben Summers. We are delighted to say that they even made the front page on Saturday 4th February! 

Our members Des, Fiona, Tony, and Andy, have shared their personal stories of sight loss and partially sighted photography. With help from Sight Life, Andy created the photography group after his glaucoma diagnosis, proving that sight loss is not a barrier to pursuing his passions. 

The exhibition at Waterloo Tea, Wyndham Arcade, highlights the achievements of our photography group and displays their incredible photographs in the cafe. The article features several photographs of our members and their own works, along with a deeper dive into their journey to photography. 

We want to say a special thank you to Waterloo Tea for their support and their generosity with offering to host the exhibition.  

If you didn’t manage to get a copy of the newspaper, you can read the article here: 

Zoomed in photograph of a water droplet.
Andy’s macro photograph of a water droplet
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. Alternatively, text SIGHTLIFE to 70085 to donate £10, or text SIGHT to 70560 to donate £5.

To fundraise for us please click fundraising. 

To volunteer with us please click volunteering. 

Thank you!