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We Need Your Feedback

We Need Your Feedback

Sight for Wight knows that there are more than 6,400 people living with sight loss on the Island and we want to hear from you. This year we will be 125 years old, but far from ageing us, we want to use this to really extend our reach and become even more useful to...

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Coronavirus Update – 1st May 2020

Coronavirus update –1st May 2020 The government have warned that people are starting to go out and not adhere to staying at home and social distancing. Going out will cause a second OUTBREAK and more cases will occur.  Please stay safe, stay at home and only leave if...

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Jimmy McGovern’s ‘Moving On’ Series

Drama series comprising of stand-alone stories where each episode revolves around people facing life-changing circumstances. Jimmy McGovern's 'Moving On' series continues with 'Second Sight'. For those who would like to access it you can click HERE. Programme synopsis...

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Scaffolding News

Please find below a list of known footway obstructions for works including scaffolding or hoarding. We are unable to include end dates as many are extended on a week by week basis, also included are tables and chairs permits that have been issued in the past week....

West Wight Sports & Community Centre Climbing Cancelled

West Wight Sports & Community Centre Climbing Cancelled

West Wight Sports & Community Centre has made the decision to cancel the climbing booked for this Saturday 14th March. This was set up as part of the Accessible Activities day being organised by Isle Access and they have made the decision to postpone the day due...

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Coronavirus Update (11th March 2020)

With the steady spread of the coronavirus infection across Europe and in the UK we must now prepare contingency plans should it become necessary to temporarily close or cease any of our activities and events. Please regularly check our website which we can update...

Events

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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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SingAbout Session

SingAbout is a social singing activity run by Independent Arts.  It can help to improve your memory, breathing, speech, movement and confidence.  It is a great opportunity to meet new people and everyone is welcome. A variety of music is included, including...

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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...

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Godshill Coffee Morning

The Godshill Coffee Morning is held on the second Thursday of each month at the Old Smithy Coffee Shop from 10:30am - 11:45am. Refreshments can be purchased from the Coffee Shop.

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Strollers

Strollers meet on the second Tuesday of the month. They go for gentle strolls, enjoying the countryside or coastal views. This is followed by lunch at a pub or restaurant. The group is open to all visually impaired people who like a leisurely walk of about a mile.

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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Monthly Book Group

Sight for Wight hold a book group on the second Wednesday of each month at Lord Louis Library in Newport. The group runs from 2.00pm for about an hour. We discuss the last month’s book and then hand out the book for the next month. Books are available on USB stick or...