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Sight Life is a group run by the Society for younger working-age people.

Mission Statement

Living in darkness is isolating and leaves you feeling scared and secluded from the world around you. Even in a crowded room, full of people, you can feel so alone. These feelings can be soul destroying and break even the strongest of people.

At Sightlife we aim to prove to blind and visually impaired people of working age in Hertfordshire that life is for everyone. We will do our very best to help with practical issues such as benefits, equipment and employment but our main focus is on fun, learning to love life and looking forward to the future.

Being with friends who truly understand the feelings of fear, isolation and loneliness, the struggles of daily life and the stupid frustrations that can dissolve you into tears gives an unexpected lift to your life. We aim to bring blind and visually impaired people together to share new experiences and successes, to support each other in difficult times and to create imaginative solutions to everyday challenges.

Our mission is to introduce activities that sighted people take for granted into the lives of our friends and to create opportunities that enhance and enrich lives and give our new friends a reason to smile.

Group Details

The group has been running since March 2013 in the Woodside Centre and recently another group has been set up in the Hemel Centre.

Both groups meet every Wednesday morning between 10am and 12pm during school term time. Their meetings promise lively conversation and occasional guest speakers, who can talk on an item of interest or provide up to date advice on equipment aids or benefits.

Sight Life also organise challenging trips out. Recent trips have included:-

  • 4 x 4 off roading
  • rifle shooting
  • tenpin bowling
  • crazy golf
  • visit to the London Dungeon


Sight Life contact information is as follows:-

Organiser: Laura Gillespie. For more information, contact her on 07824 - 363368.

The Sight Life email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Sight Life Facebook page can be viewed via the following link (you will need to log into Facebook to view the page): Sight Life Facebook page


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