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.
(Closed until further notice)

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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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Newsletter February 2021

Our February 2021 Newsletter is now available to read on our website; it's packed with news and information and includes a new feature called Terry's Teaser Quiz which will require your thinking caps. Have fun! The answers are also on our website. It's also available...

Cadbury’s Cream Egg Easter Chicks for Sale!

Cadbury’s Cream Egg Easter Chicks for Sale!

Our volunteers, many of whom are severely sight impaired, are busy knitting these sweet little chicks in time for Easter! The chicks are priced at £2.00 each, including a Cadbury's Cream Egg, and can be collected from us, here at Millbrooke House (contactless), or we...

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Charles Bonnet Syndrome

Ruth Hollingshead is interviewed on Isle of Wight Radio talking about Charles Bonnet Syndrome. You can listen to the interview by clicking below: https://youtu.be/tcdq30Qbfzw

Events

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Strollers – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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 – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Ryde Swimming Group – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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 – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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 – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Wednesday Low Vision Drop-in – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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 – THIS IS A VIRTUAL GROUP UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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...

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.