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Episode 8 - Gareth Davies

Season 1, Ep. 8

In this penultimate episode of series one, Emma talks to Gareth Davies who is from Cardiff and currently works for the RNIB. Gareth was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) at the age of 20 and in recent years has lost a lot of his vision. They discuss Gareth's love of rugby and how finding a visually impaired rugby team was hugely important for him. They also discuss his journey in accepting his eyesight and how counselling really supported this and the power of asking for help.


You can read one of Gareth's RNIB health blogs from lockdown at https://www.rnib.org.uk/wales-cymru/news-wales/staying-fit-and-well-lockdown-gareth%E2%80%99s-blog and you can follow Gareth on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GBlindlad


This episode was recorded remotely in July 2020.


Do feel free to get in touch with the team with feedback or future guest suggestions by emailing thevippod@gmail.com


Interviewed by Emma Martins

Produced & Edited by Michael Wordingham and Rupert Mountjoy



Podcast artwork by Jimmy Scofield

Website: www.jimmyscofield.com

Contact: jimmy.scofield.design@gmail.com

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Intro music is "Ghost Byzantine" by Blue Dot Sessions, licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License via the Free Music Archive.


Interlude and Outro music is "Dead River" by Blue Dot Sessions, licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License via the Free Music Archive

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