Sight for Wight is the local independent charity dedicated to providing information & support to visually impaired Islanders, their families, friends & carers. Membership is free to all Islanders affected by sight loss.

Talking News

Enjoy news from local papers and Sight for Wight, recorded Fridays.

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Dress for Less

Visit our upmarket dress agency & charity boutique in Newport.

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Newsletters

Packed with useful information, enjoy our latest copy here!

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What do we do?

Sight for Wight is the local independent charity dedicated to providing information & support to visually impaired Islanders, their families, friends & carers.

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News

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Sight for Wight Open Day a Great Success!

On Saturday 11th September - from 10.30 to 15.30 we opened our doors to anyone who wanted to know more about what we do. This year we worked with representatives from ten other national and local organisations offering a one stop shop for advice, help, equipment and...

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Lunch Club

This month's lunch club was at Ryde Castle which proved very popular! A huge thank you to staff for their attention. Our lunch club is on the second Tuesday of every month.

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Looking Out From Lockdown

From 13th - 18th September at Independent Arts, Newport our members, staff and volunteers created an eye to represent what lockdown was like for them. The exhibition was at Independent Arts Creative Hub in Newport and titled, Looking Out From Lockdown. There were many...

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New Yarn Group at Millbrooke House

Today was our first Yarn Group which will be every other Monday from 10:00am to 11:30am. It costs just £1.00 and is at Millbrooke House. Please come along with your knitting needles and wool and see what you can create!

Events

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Striders

Striders meet on the last Friday of every month. They walk on different routes around the Island and then finish off with lunch at a local pub or restaurant. The group is open to all visually impaired people who like longer walks in the countryside and, of course,...

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Wednesday Coffee & Chat

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, we have a drop-in session which allows you to view and try low vision equipment we have at Sight for Wight without the need for an appointment.  If this time is not convenient for you then you are welcome to call us to make an appointment to view our...

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Mix & Mingle Social Group

Our Thursday Social Group has a new name!  The group meet every week from 10.30am till 2.00pm at Millbrooke House and give visually impaired people the chance to 'mix and mingle'!   We have planned themes each week; e.g. beach day, pub quizzes, bingo, carnival day,...

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Wednesday Coffee & Chat

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...

Get in Touch / Get Involved / Volunteer Today

Our volunteers are the lifeblood of our charity. We estimate that over 200 hours a week are given by our volunteers to help and support visually impaired people on the island.