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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Quarterly News

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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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...

Events

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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...

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.