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Cyn-fyfyriwr Caerdydd, Arglwydd Faer Caerdydd yn ymweld â'r Ysgol Optometreg

9 Tachwedd 2023

Lord Mayor of Cardiff, John Wild And Joy Myint

The Lord Mayor of Cardiff attended the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences’ student induction event to welcome new and returning students for the new academic year.

The Right Honorable Lord Mayor Councillor Dr Bablin Molik completed her PhD in the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences in 2007.

During her time as a Post-Doc, the Lord Mayor was very proactive in supporting UCAN Productions, which is a creative arts co-operative, for sight impaired young people between the ages of 7 and 25, along with individuals with various neurodiverse conditions.

The Lord Mayor has nominated UCAN Productions as her chosen charity during her term in office.

"Roedd hi'n hyfryd bod yn ôl yn yr Ysgol Optometreg i gwrdd â myfyrwyr ac aelodau o deulu'r UCAN fel Arglwydd Faer. Mae gen i lawer o atgofion melys o fy mlynyddoedd yn yr Ysgol ac mae'r Ysgol yn sicr wedi chwarae rhan sylweddol yn fy natblygiad proffesiynol ac yn agor fy myd. Mae UCAN Productions yn yr Ysgol Optometreg, yn gweithio gyda phobl ifanc â nam ar eu golwg a thrawsnewid eu bywydau gan eu galluogi i gyrraedd am eu hawyr eu hunain. Mae pobl ifanc UCAN wedi creu argraff arna i erioed ac mae'n wych bod yn cefnogi elusen mor wych yn ystod fy mlwyddyn yn y swydd â'r Arglwydd Faer."

Arglwydd Faer Anrhydeddus y Cynghorydd Dr Bablin Molik

In honour of Dr. Maggie Woodhouse, our pioneering researcher who leads the way for eye health care for people with Down's syndrome, UCAN Productions launched 'Maggie’s Club' at the School of Optometry in 2010.

'Maggie's club' offers events full of fun, drama, games, arts and crafts and sound workshops for children and young people with vision impairments and additional disabilities.

During her visit, the Lord Mayor gave an inspiring speech to the student community, and thanked second year optometry student Jack Fowler, for raising funds for UCAN Productions by shaving off all his hair.

The Lord Mayor also congratulated DJ, a member of Maggie’s Club who has been chosen to provide designs for the charity’s Christmas cards.

Jane Latham, Co-Founder and Development Director of UCAN Productions said:

“I am delighted that UCAN Productions is the Lord Mayor’s chosen charity for 2023/24, we are all extremely grateful for the support.”

eft to Right: Professor Joy Myint, Director of Learning and Teaching, Jack Fowler, Dr Maggie Woodhouse OBE, Jane Latham, Co-Founder and Development Director of UCAN Productions, Professor John Wild, Head of School, Right Honorable Lord Mayor Councilor Dr Bablin Molik
Left to Right: Prof. Joy Myint, Director of Learning and Teaching, Jack Fowler, Dr. Maggie Woodhouse OBE, Jane Latham, Co-Founder and Development Director of UCAN Productions, Prof. John Wild, Head of School, Rt. Hon. Lord Mayor Councillor Dr. Bablin Molik.

This visit not only celebrated Dr Bablin Molik’s impressive journey from student to Lord Mayor, but also highlighted the impact of community engagement and giving back, which closely align with the values of the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences.

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