Updates, a survey about socials and the Big Give Christmas Challenge

23 November 2023

Some updates for the festive season and to ask for your feedback for our latest survey. 


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 visiting 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: bit.ly/socialsurveySightLife 


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

As noted in our last newsletter, our donation page for the Big Give Christmas Challenge will go live on 28th November at midday and we now have the link here: bit.ly/SightLifeGive  

If you were considering supporting Sight Life this Christmas, this is the best way is to donate during the Big Give Christmas Challenge between Tuesday 28th November and Tuesday 05th December 2023 at midday. 

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 to help us reach this year’s target of £16,000! 

Our donation page will be live on Giving Tuesday, 28th November, at midday and can be accessed via this link: bit.ly/SightLifeGive  

You can also call if you want to make a donation and need assistance.  


Christmas Parties:  

The Swansea and Neath Port Talbot party is on 12th  December 2023.  

The Manor Park Hotel in Clydach, Swansea 12.30pm on Tuesday 12th December 2023. 

Please call 01792 336760 to book your place.  

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


The Cardiff and RCT Christmas Party will be held on Wednesday 6th December.  

Tickets 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. 


We look forward to catching up with you soon. 


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!