21 Oct 2019

An Evening in with Sir Ian

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  On a Friday in September, UCAN members gathered at the School of Optometry for what appeared to be a normal UCAN session. We were all very much mistaken. Jane Latham, UCAN’s founder, had brought us all together to tell us some news.   Sir Ian McKellen, a.k.a Gandalf, would be donating the proceeds of […]

14 Oct 2019

There’s nothing more we can do

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There’s nothing more we can do

This September once again members of the Storm project descended on the Welsh Gove Eye Care Conference with 2 star studded performances.   As usual we were asked to create two short sketches, one for the beginning of the day and one for the end.  This year our themes were “There’s nothing more we can […]

14 Oct 2019

Daniel’s Story

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Daniel’s Story

Hi I’m Daniel, I’m 26 and I have retinitis pigmentosa; resulting in night blindness, light sensitivity, loss of peripheral vision and limited blurred central vision. I live in North Wales and despite being a fairly nice place to live there is very little to do in the area, which becomes even more restrictive when you’re […]

13 Aug 2019

Here is Al’s Story.

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Hi, I’m Al, I’m 28 and I’m from South Wales. I have been registered as legally blind since birth due to Aniridia and Nystagmus, caused by a rare missing gene that resulted in a condition called WAG-R Syndrome. At the age of 15 months, I was diagnosed with a Wilms tumor, which is a form […]

17 Jun 2019

Cardiff Storm Event – Transition and Transport

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Storm Event Transition and Transport   Our most recent Storm event was held the last week of May in cardiff.  Our event was focused around Transport and Transitions. We held the event in the WCB Office Meeting room and had guests from Cardiff Bus, Transport for Wales and Guide Dogs.  They all came to talk […]

17 Jun 2019

Cardiff Storm – Sex and Sexual Health

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Sex and Sexual Health   Our latest Storm Event was at the end of February with our Cardiff group and was held in the Public Health Wales building.     The events theme was Sex and Sexual Health and we had a couple of things happening during the event.  To start Mared and I ran […]

17 Jun 2019

My Guide Dog Journey So Far…

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My Guide Dog Journey So Far… The Daisy Diary Is it just me, or is there a sense of freedom walking down a street, no white stick, no worries, just you and your destination in mind. Well, I used to feel like that, then I got to a point in life that I needed to […]

25 Jan 2019

The Computer Says No – EyeCare Conference 2018

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Once again myself and Mared were asked to create performances for the Annual Eye Care Conference. It was an exciting year as both WCB and the NHS were celebrating big birthdays and so we were given the themes of “Celebrating NHS 70th Birthday” and “The Future”.   When we first got these themes we had […]

25 Jan 2019

National Eisteddfod Genedlaethol 2018

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We’ve had a very busy few months over the summer with Storm this year.  The National Eisteddfod was held in Cardiff Bay and we as Storm took full advantage of this to make some noise and spread the word about Wales Council, eye health and the Storm project. So for the week of the 4th […]

25 Jan 2019

Footfalls through history

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During the summer I spent a week in the character-filled and rustically charming city of Naples, Italy. Or as I referred to it throughout the holiday, as a city comparable to a loveable rogue.   On one of the days, my brother Mike and I decided to visit the Roman city of Pompeii. A place […]