Run the Cardiff Half for people with sight loss in Wales

Post date: 
Thursday, 11 May 2017

RNIB Cymru wants runners taking part in this year’s Cardiff Half Marathon to raise money to support people living with sight loss in Wales.

This year RNIB Cymru is offering runners the chance to contribute towards the RNIB Talking Books Appeal. Talking Books provide a lifeline for blind and partially sighted people by allowing them to access their favourite audiobooks. There are currently 182 Talking Book users in the Cardiff area alone.

35-year-old Dad of one Julian Crowle from Tredegar took on the Cardiff Half Marathon last year. As a long running RNIB supporter, Julian is asking fellow runners to do the same. He said: “I run for RNIB Cymru as I know first-hand how they support people with sight loss in Wales. I’ve tackled the London Marathon and the Cardiff Half Marathon. Please sign up to the Cardiff Half Marathon this year.”

RNIB Runners will receive a t-shirt, fundraising pack and support from RNIB’s local fundraiser. RNIB’s area fundraising manager for Wales Carol McKinlay said: “The Cardiff Half is a fantastic race and one of the most popular in Wales. It’s a must for any long distance runner. Over 106,000 people live with sight loss in Wales and your fundraising could make all the difference in helping us provide those much needed services and support for them.”

Further information

For fundraising tips, sponsor forms and materials please contact Carol McKinlay [email protected] or call 02920 828 590

The Cardiff Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 1 October 2017 and to secure your own place you can register at or

About Talking Books

More information on how you can sponsor a Talking Book is available at

If you are struggling to read print, RNIB can help you discover a new way of reading with audio books. Subscribe to the Talking Book Service - call 0303 123 9999 or email [email protected]