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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News

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Sight for Wight News (week commencing Monday 16th December 2019)

Tuesday 17th December Laura will be at the Our Place Community Drop-In session at the West Wight Community Centre in Moa Place, Freshwater. Come along to say hello between 10.15am and 12 noon, and enjoy a free cup of tea or coffee. The Swimming Group are swimming at...

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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....

Short Story Writing Competition Award Ceremony 2019

Short Story Writing Competition Award Ceremony 2019

Sight for Wight hosted its fourth Short Story Writing Competition Award Ceremony at the Riverside Centre on Monday 9th December to a full house! A huge thank you to everyone who came along to support the event and our sponsors for providing the amazing prizes. ASDA;...

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Sight for Wight News (week commencing Monday 9th December 2019)

Tuesday 10th December The Strollers will be meeting for a stroll in Colwell. They will meet for coffee at The End of the Line Café at Freshwater at approximately 10.40am. After the stroll, lunch will be at The Kings Head Yarmouth at 12.30pm. Please contact Laura on...

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Sight for Wight News (week commencing Monday 2nd December 2019)

Tuesday 3rd December There will be a Coffee Morning held in support of the Charity at the Post Office in Niton. All are welcome from 10.30am till 12.00 noon. The Swimming Group are swimming at the Waterside Pool in Ryde from 8.00pm till 8.45pm. The pool is closed to...

Events

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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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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Thursday Social Group

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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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.