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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Hat & Sunglasses Day 2024

We are asking each child to take part in our Hat and Sunglasses Day on Midsummer Solstice, Thursday 20th June.  With the longest daylight hours and the highest intensity of rays, we have chosen midsummer’s day as the date quite deliberately. To take part we are asking...

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Volunteer Catch Up

Our Volunteer Catch Up is next week (Tuesday March 19th) at 10.00am, here at Millbrooke House. Please come along and meet fellow volunteers; staff will be on hand to serve homemade cake and coffee. IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Along with this post is a picture of four...

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Art Lessons With Maddy

On Wednesday 13th March, we had our first Art lesson with Maddy, also known as the “Blind Artist". Our Members really enjoyed the session so thank you Maddy for providing the lesson. The next Art lesson will be Wednesday 10th April within the new Parklands Centre,...

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Easter Knitted Novelties for Sale

If you'd like to make a donation for some of our Easter Knitted Novelty animals then do call into Millbrooke House and ask for Susan.  Each novelty animal includes a delicious Cadbury's Cream Egg!

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Spotlight On Viv

Viv is one of our members and kindly wrote an article for our Winter Newsletter.  There was so much information in her article that we were unable to print it in its entirety so we thought we would print the entire story here. My name is Vivien Margaret Booth but...

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.