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

Members Enjoy a Sailing Experience!

Members Enjoy a Sailing Experience!

We were delighted to offer a day's sailing, thanks to our Member Services Manager and Gwennili Sailing Trust, aboard the Spirit of Scott Bader catamaran, courtesy of Disabled Sailors Association on Thursday 19th September 2019. The weather was perfect for sailing and...

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Sight for Wight News (week commencing Monday 23rd September 2019)

Tuesday 24th September There will be a coffee morning held at the End of the Line café in Freshwater, 10.30am till 12 noon. Refreshments are available to purchase direct from the café. This coffee morning takes place on the last Tuesday of each month. There will not...

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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 16th September 2019)

Tuesday 17th September 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...

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Wolverton Manor Garden Fair

It was lovely to see so many people attend the Wolverton Manor Garden Fair. The weather was perfect and there was a very positive vibe all weekend. A huge thank you to some of our volunteers who helped man the stall! Volunteers on the Saturday afternoon shift...

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...

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Freshwater Coffee Morning

The Freshwater Coffee Morning is held on the last Tuesday of each month at the End of the Line cafe from 10:30am - 11:45am. Refreshments can be purchased from the cafe.

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Ryde Coffee Morning

The Ryde Coffee Morning is held on the last Tuesday of each month at Costa Coffee, High Street, Ryde from 10:30am - 11:45am. Refreshments can be purchased from the coffee shop.

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...

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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.