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  • Rhian volunteers in memory of her mother


    Rhian Jones now from Barry, but originally from Brynaman, volunteers for RNIB Cymru as a Welsh speaking studio reader.

    Rhian reduced her working hours and was looking for ways to use her spare time and chose voluntary work:

    “In her later years my mother suffered sight loss and I remember her distress at no longer being able to read, so I looked up the RNIB website to see if there was any way I could help others who also have poor sight.

  • RNIB volunteer makes a world of books for blind and partially sighted people


    Hywel Rees has been volunteering for RNIB Cymru for 4 years and is a Studio Reader in Cardiff. Studio Readers read and record books, magazines, and newsletters which blind and partially sighted people can listen to.

    Life is full of print and the inability to read this can present significant barriers to leading an independent life. The team in Cardiff help with removing these barriers.

  • RNIB Cymru volunteer loves helping blind and partially sighted people


    After losing her husband and finding out she had a visual impairment, Peggy Walters from Swansea felt she needed some support and was wondering what she could do to fill the loss of her husband. RNIB had just started a group in the library and Peggy thought why not? 

    “I like talking and making new friends. Making new friends in your 70’s is amazing! Soon after I joined RNIB I started volunteering”.

  • Award winning Welsh coffee shop supports people with sight loss


    Until 5 August 2017, Coffee#1 has teamed up with RNIB Cymru to help support people with sight loss in Wales.

  • UK Parliamentary general election Thursday 8 June 2017


    If you want to vote, you must be registered. You can apply online at or by contacting the electoral services department at your local council.
    The deadline to apply to vote in these elections is Monday 22 May.

    How can I vote?

    You can use the tactile device
    Your polling station will have a device that can be attached to the ballot paper.

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