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Development of the 2020 Vision Education Programme

Great progress has been made with the development of a cross curricular Sight for Wight Outreach Education Programme for children at Key Stage 1 (ages 5 – 7 years) focusing on sight, sight loss and promoting an understanding of lifestyle choices that support avoidable...

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Sight for Wight News for week commencing Monday 15th July 2019

Tuesday 16th July Laura will be at the Our Place Community Drop in session at the West Wight Community Centre in Moa Place, Freshwater. Come along and say hello between 10am and 11.30am, and enjoy a free cup of tea or coffee. The swimming group are swimming at the...

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Royal Victoria Yacht Club Open Day

The sun shone and the weather was perfect for the Royal Victoria Yacht Club Open Day on Saturday 6th July which was attended by some of our members. The water was calm and members, volunteers and staff had a very enjoyable afternoon. Volunteers and members enjoying...

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Sight for Wight News for week commencing Monday 8th July 2019

Tuesday 9th July The Strollers will be meeting for a stroll in Ryde. They will meet for coffee at Bartlett’s Green Cafe at approximately 10.45am. After the stroll, lunch will be at The Cedars Pub in Wootton. Please contact Sight for Wight if you would like to join the...

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RNIB News

RNIB invites you to: Come and Connect We would like to hear your feedback and update you with what is going on in the community. So, we invite you to come and Connect with RNIB, other local support and most importantly, each other! Dates and locations for our...

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Sight for Wight News for week commencing Monday 1st July 2019

Tuesday 2nd July The swimming group are swimming at the Waterside Pool in Ryde from 8:00pm to 8:45pm. The pool is closed to the public whilst the group swims. There are male and female volunteers to help you get in and out of the pool as well as Lifeguards to ensure...

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Audio Book Cassette Tapes for Sale!

We have hundreds of new/used audio book cassette tapes that we would like to see go to good homes. All we ask is a small donation and you can take what you want! Many of the cassettes are still brand new and in their cellophane. If you are interested in having a look...

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Waverley Quiz!

Paul Rutherford (trustee) hosted his quarterly quiz at The Waverley on Thursday 20th June 2019. It was a full house and we were delighted to have the melodic tones of Hannah Pereira who sang a variety of songs to entertain the quizzers. Hannah very kindly donated her...

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Members’ Summer Party 2019

Members enjoyed their annual summer party which, this year, was hosted at Ryde Castle! Approximately 20 members attended plus the presence of our CEO and chairperson. The food and service were extremely good and our Member Services Manager did an excellent job...

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Society News for Week Commencing Monday 24th June 2019

Tuesday 25th June There will be a coffee morning held at Costa Coffee, High Street, in Ryde. We will be there between 10.30am and 11.45am. Refreshments are available to purchase direct from the coffee shop. This coffee morning takes place on the last Tuesday of each...

Events

Ryde Swimming Group

Ryde Swimming Group

Our swimming group meets every Tuesday evening from 8pm till 8.45pm at the Waterside Pool in Ryde. They have exclusive use of the pool during this session. The group is open to any visually impaired person who is a keen swimmer or who just enjoys being in the water....

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Wednesday Coffee Morning

We hold a coffee morning each week on a Wednesday at Millbrooke House from 10.00am till 11.30am. All are welcome to join us for a cup of tea or coffee and cake. The cost is £1 and the group is open to all, not just Members. On the first Wednesday of each month we are...

Wednesday Low Vision Drop-in

Wednesday Low Vision Drop-in

Every Wednesday between 10.00am and 12.00pm we hold a Low Vision drop-in session. This coincides with the coffee morning and allows you to view and try the Low Vision equipment we have at the Society without the need for an appointment. If this time is not suitable...

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Members’ Forum

To be added to the email list for Members' Forum updates including agenda, location etc., please email members@iwsb.org.uk

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Swimming at the West Wight

Cost: £4.20 per person to swim plus an additional £2.00 for the use of the minibus if required. The Special Care swim session is in the main pool only but the temperature is raised to make it more comfortable for older and/or less mobile people.  It's a very friendly...

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Sighted Guide Training for Volunteers (My Guide Level 1)

It is recommended that all volunteers participate in this training to gain some understanding of and insight into sight loss as well as learning the essentials of sighted guide training.  Refresher training every two years is recommended. Training will take place at...

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Thursday Social Group

The Thursday Social Group meets every week from 10.30am till 2.00pm at Millbrooke House, where they engage with other visually impaired people. They socialise and enjoy lunch together. In the afternoon, the group welcome volunteers who come in to read from various...

Isle of Wight Pride

Isle of Wight Pride

Sight for Wight will be attending the Pride event in Ryde again this year. We do hope you will be able to come along and support us.  We will be promoting the charity and selling our funky sunglasses!

Ryde Swimming Group

Ryde Swimming Group

Our swimming group meets every Tuesday evening from 8pm till 8.45pm at the Waterside Pool in Ryde. They have exclusive use of the pool during this session. The group is open to any visually impaired person who is a keen swimmer or who just enjoys being in the water....

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Wednesday Coffee Morning

We hold a coffee morning each week on a Wednesday at Millbrooke House from 10.00am till 11.30am. All are welcome to join us for a cup of tea or coffee and cake. The cost is £1 and the group is open to all, not just Members. On the first Wednesday of each month we are...