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

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....

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.

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.