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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High Sheriff Visits Millbrooke House

Sight for Wight were delighted to have the pleasure of the High Sheriff's company for a light lunch and tour of Millbrooke House on Tuesday 14th May. All staff were in attendance and gave a short talk on their roles and responsibilities for the charity. We would like...

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Volunteers’ Party 2019

Sight for Wight were delighted to spoil our wonderful volunteers with their annual party on Tuesday 11th ! This year's theme was musicals so volunteers and staff were encouraged to dress up, musicals style! We were delighted with the turnout and the imaginative...

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Society News Week Commencing Monday 17th June 2019

Tuesday 18th June 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 10am and 11.30am and enjoy a free cup of tea or coffee. The swimming group are swimming at the...

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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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Society News Week Commencing Monday 10th June 2019

TUESDAY 11TH JUNE The swimming group are swimming at the Waterside Pool in Ryde. 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 ensure your safety. To join...

Events

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Sighted Guide Training for Volunteers (My Guide Level 1)

It is recommended that all volunteers participate in this training to gain some understanding of and insight into sight loss as well as learning the essentials of sighted guide training.  Refresher training every two years is recommended. Training will take place at...

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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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.