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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Members Return and Mel’s Bench Unveiling

We were delighted to welcome our members back last Thursday (22nd July) and they were equally delighted to be back. The weather was perfect as it was also a very special day to unveil a commemorative bench from the 'Handicraft' group and the 'Strollers' who kindly had...

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Volunteer Welcome Back Party 2021

On Monday 19th July, we officially opened our doors and the first event we held was a welcome back thank you party for our volunteers. It was very well attended and the weather was beautiful so we were able to open our garden and patio area for more space. As always,...

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Royal Victoria Yacht Club Open Day

The Royal Victoria Yacht Club has a long-standing tradition of inviting people with disabilities to enjoy a day at their club. A large number of guests of all ages enjoy a day at the club and trips out on the Solent. There are fast RIBs out to Osborne Bay, and slower...

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Second Hand Equipment for Sale

One of our members is offering for sale a second hand DaVinci Pro All-in-One HD Video Magnifier with Full Page Text-to-Speech It was purchased new in 2018 for £2,999 and is still like new.  They would be looking to sell it for around £800 or near offer. If you are...

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We Are Back!

On Monday 19th July we reopen to our members and volunteers starting off with a Volunteers' Catch Up from 10:30am to 12:30pm. On Wednesday July 21st we have our first Coffee and Chat morning. On Thursday 22nd July our first Mix & Mingle Social Group. On Friday...

Events

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 & 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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SingAbout Session – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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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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,...

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.