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  • Members of the Japan and UK VI Rugby teams group photo

    Gareth’s Rugby World Cup Blog – Part 1


    RNIB Cymru’s Gareth Davies is playing as part of the UK Visually Impaired rugby team at the World Cup in Japan.

  • Stefan Carter running in an RNIB vest

    Wrexham runner sets his sights on London Marathon


    A man from North Wales who ran the Wrexham Half Marathon in February is now hoping to tackle the London Marathon next year. 

    Steffan Carter, 36, first laced up his trainers for the Village Bakery Wrexham Half route on 17 February. Steffan took on the race with Brian Mapp, 53, and Tom Owen, 36, in memory of their friend and colleague Jamie Davies.  

    Jamie, who was partially sighted, was a valued member of the IT support team at Wrexham County Borough Council. He passed away in March 2018 aged 46, leaving his wife Cathie and daughter Bethan. 

  • Rhian and Kevin collecting stamps for RNIB

    Carmarthenshire couple hits half a million for Stamp Appeal


    A Carmarthenshire couple has collected over half a million stamps in support of RNIB’s Stamp Appeal.

    Rhian Rowcliffe, 58, and Kevin Rowcliffe, 62, both from Pencader, started collecting stamps for the charity in 2016 following the Christmas period. 

    The RNIB stamp appeal helps us to make a real difference to the lives of partially sighted people across the UK. Stamps are sold by weight and £20 is raised per kilogram.

    The couple initially aimed to collect 10,000 stamps but lost count after reaching the half a million mark.

  • Group of RNLI lifeboat men in front of a church

    Anglesey knitting group keeps lifesavers warm at sea


    A blind and partially sighted knitting group from Holyhead presented hand-made red, white and blue scarves to Anglesey RNLI crews at a recent Seafarer’s Service in July.

    The Knit and Natter group made over 40 scarves for crew members from all four of RNLI’s lifeboat stations in Anglesey in the charity’s signature colours. The scarves were presented at St Cybi’s Church in Holyhead on 7 July in a service thanking those who volunteer to help others.

  • New measure for eye care services across Wales


    Poor eye health is a common and growing issue. Currently nearly 111,000 people in Wales are living with sight loss. This is estimated to increase by a third by 2030 and double by 2050. 

    Whilst current NHS targets for eye care services support new patients, this is often only the first part of what patients need. Regular reviews or treatment might be needed to make sure a patients’ sight improves or to reduce the risk of avoidable blindness.

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