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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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....

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Sight for Wight News (week commencing Monday 19th August 2019)

Tuesday 20th August The Swimming Group are swimming at the Waterside Pool in Ryde from 8.00pm till 8.45pm. The pool is closed to the public whilst the group swims. There are male and female volunteers to help you get in and out of the pool as well as Lifeguards to...

Road Crossing for Visually Impaired People

Road Crossing for Visually Impaired People

Ruth Hollingshead discusses the dos and don'ts of road crossing for visually impaired people on the Isle of Wight. https://youtu.be/vOiFRm5nilM Ruth also featured in this week's edition of the County Press. You can read the article HERE.

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Sight for Wight News (week commencing Monday 12th August 2019)

Tuesday 13th August The Strollers Group will be meeting for a walk around the Shanklin area. Coffee is booked for 10.45am at the Laburnum Cottage Tearoom, and lunch is booked for 12 noon at The Crab Inn, Shanklin. To join the Strollers Group please contact Sight for...

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2019 Annual Raffle

We are now selling our annual raffle tickets and will be at Fan TC Con on Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th August at Cowes Enterprise College and also at Wolverton Manor Garden Fair on Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September. We've some great prizes including...

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...

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.