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 (currently closed due to lockdown)

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

2020 Annual Raffle Celebrating 125 Years of Sight for Wight

2020 Annual Raffle Celebrating 125 Years of Sight for Wight

This year, Sight for Wight is celebrating 125 years. The oldest charity on the Isle of Wight. As part of this very special year, we are offering first prize of £125 plus 125 further prizes. Tickets are available to buy at £1.00 each or £5.00 for a book of five. The...

Short Story Writing Competition Update

Short Story Writing Competition Update

A huge thank you to everyone who took part in this year's short story writing competition. We are always so grateful for the interest we get and this year has been particularly difficult with COVID but we are delighted to say we had more entries this year than last...

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Befriending Volunteer Manager

At Sight for Wight (Isle of Wight Society for the Blind) we provide support for visually impaired people living with sight loss on the Island. We are seeking to appoint a new Befriending Volunteer Manager to lead and manage our members’ Befriending Service. The...

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...

Events

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Thursday Social Group – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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 – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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.

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Striders – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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.

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Niton Coffee Morning

The Niton Coffee Morning is held on the first Tuesday of each month at the Niton Post Office from 10:00am - 11:45am. Refreshments can be purchased from the Post Office cafe.

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....

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.