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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Society News Week Commencing Monday 29th April 2019

TUESDAY 30TH APRIL There will be a coffee morning held at Costa Coffee, High Street, in Ryde. Laura will be there between 10.30 and 11.45am. Refreshments are available to purchase direct from the coffee shop. The swimming group are swimming at the Waterside Pool in...

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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....

Thank You Mike!

Thank You Mike!

Mike Caffrey has been a volunteer driver at Sight for Wight for almost ten years but is now hanging up his hat to fully enjoy his free time. We would like to thank Mike for being such a friendly and reliable volunteer and wish him a happy and healthy time ahead....

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Hannah Pereira Sings for Volunteers’ Team Update

We were delighted and honoured to have Hannah Pereira sing at our Volunteers' Team Update on Tuesday 12th March.  Hannah delighted everyone with a variety of songs from the musicals.  You can enjoy a taster of Hannah's vocal talent by clicking on the link...

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Changes to Wednesday Social Activities from April 2019

Following the steadily dwindling number of Members attending the current fortnightly Wednesday afternoon social activities at Millbrooke House, we will be hosting the final session on 20th March, when entertainment will be provided by easy-listening singer Hannah...


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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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Following on from a very successful pottery morning in 2018, this two hour session will be focusing on using the Potters Wheel.  You do not need to have attended the previous session to take part. Numbers are restricted to ensure everyone has sole use of a wheel.  The...

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...

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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.