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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Newsletters

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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Skating at The Quay!

Our CEO managed to secure 20 places for our members/volunteers to use the pop up Ice Rink on Saturday 20th November. Staff members went along too. Our CEO, Lisa, (left) with member and staff member Abi (right) Members Jamie and Liz

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Members’ Christmas Party

Our members enjoyed a festive Christmas lunch at the Isle of Wight College Restaurant which everyone thoroughly enjoyed. A huge thanks to the College team for all their hard work.

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Short Story Writing Award Ceremony

Our annual short story writing competition award ceremony is on Monday 6th December at the Riverside Centre. Please come along and enjoy some free festive entertainment and help raise money for Sight for Wight.

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Tracy & Pete Raise Money

Tracy & Pete Asher hosted a quiz at Newclose Cricket Ground on Friday 29th October which was well attended, including staff and volunteers and £324.15 was raised so a huge thank you to Tracy, Pete and everyone who supported us. (Left to Right: Pete, Tracy (Quiz...

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Mix & Mingle become Mix & Jingle!

As Christmas approaches, our Mix and Mingle Group this week were making Christmas Lights for the festive season. We had a record 18 members attend which was fantastic. Below are some photos of the group creating their bottles with coloured tissue and a video of the...

Events

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Wednesday Coffee & Chat

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, we have a drop-in session which allows you to view and try low vision equipment we have at Sight for Wight without the need for an appointment.  If this time is not convenient for you then you are welcome to call us to make an appointment to view our...

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Monthly Book Group

Sight for Wight hold a book group on the second Wednesday of each month.  The group runs from 2pm for about an hour and discuss the last month's book and then hand out the audible book for the next month.  Books are available on USB stick or CD.  There is no charge to...

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Mix & Mingle Social Group

Our Thursday Social Group has a new name!  The group meet every week from 10.30am till 2.00pm at Millbrooke House and give visually impaired people the chance to 'mix and mingle'!   We have planned themes each week; e.g. beach day, pub quizzes, bingo, carnival day,...

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Godshill Coffee Morning

The Godshill Coffee Morning is held on the second Tuesday of each month at the Old Smithy Coffee Shop from 10:30am - 11:45am. Refreshments can be purchased from the Coffee Shop.

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.