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  • Rhydian and Kellie in RNIB t-shirts

    Aberystwyth couple take on London Marathon for RNIB to raise awareness of the impact of losing your sight


    Aberystwyth resident, Rhydian Davies and his partner Kellie Ward, are lacing up their trainers for the London Marathon to raise funds for RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People).  
    Rhydian and Kellie, were inspired to join Team RNIB for the iconic event as they have first-hand knowledge of the effects that sight loss can have on an individual and their family. 
    Members of Kellie’s family have Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy, a degenerative disease, which has affected both male and female members of her family.

  • Celebrate St David’s Day and raise money to help support people living with with sight loss in Wales Thursday 1 March 2018


    Join RNIB Cymru in a special Tea for RNIB to celebrate the Welsh National Day! This St David’s Day RNIB Cymru is asking supporters to hold a Welsh cake fundraiser to support people with sight loss. Have fun with your friends, family and colleagues to help a great cause! Below is a Welsh cake recipe to help you get started!


    ·         225g plain flour

    ·         85g caster sugar

  • RNIB Cymru supports people with sensory loss to claim £13.5 million in unclaimed benefits, supported by the Big Lottery Fund


    RNIB Cymru’s Rights, Advice and Information Service (RAISE) is a specialist welfare benefits and welfare rights service for people with sensory loss across Wales who face poverty and social exclusion.

    The Big Lottery Fund provided three years’ funding of almost a million pounds enabling RNIB Cymru, in partnership with Action on Hearing Loss Cymru and the sensory loss sector in Wales, to establish RAISE and address the barriers faced by people with sensory loss in Wales when claiming their benefit entitlement.

  • Employers with Vision Conference


    17 November 2017

    Augusta Suite, Celtic Manor Resort

  • Get your eyes checked this National Eye Health Week


    Look after your eyes by going for a regular sight test is the message of this year’s National Eye Health Week which runs from 18-24 September 2017.

    Now in its eighth year, National Eye Health Week brings organisations and health professionals from across Wales together to raise awareness of the need for regular sight tests and how lifestyle habits can affect sight.

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