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

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...

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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...

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Coronavirus Update – 1st September 2020

Coronavirus update –1st September 2020 Following government guidelines we are still unable to offer face-to-face visits for non-essential visits. Millbrooke House remains closed for all group activities but we are here on the phone and email to help however we can so...

Events

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Striders

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

Ryde Swimming Group

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 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...

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.