Sight for Wight & Wight Sense
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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Newport Carnival 2022

Here are some photo's from Sight for Wight taking part in the Newport Carnival on Saturday 23rd July 2022. Thank you to everyone who supported us and to everyone who walked with us in the parade. We really enjoyed the evening and enjoyed being part of the Carnival. We...

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Hats & Sunglasses Day

On Tuesday 21st June, Sight for Wight had their Hat and Sunglasses Day. All the primary schools were provided with a USB stick which had a video that we made. The video consisted of who we are as Sight for Wight and how we help people, about the Education Programme...

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Anyone for Tennis?

Our Mix & Mingle group this week enjoyed their own version of Wimbledon, complete with strawberries and cream!

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Members Celebrate Jubilee Party

On Thursday 26th May, our members enjoyed a fabulous tea party to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. The Lord-Lieutenant, Susie Sheldon, joined in and spent time chatting to members, as well as giving an opening speech. Representatives from Barrett Homes also...

Events

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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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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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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.