Talking Newspaper

The Talking News is recorded every Friday and sent out by lunchtime.

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Dress for Less

Dress for Less is an upmarket dress agency charity boutique.

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Latest Newsletter

Check out our quarterly Newsletter: packed with information!
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What do we do?

Sight for Wight (Isle of Wight Society for the Blind) is a local charity providing information and support to visually impaired people, their families, friends and carers.

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News

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Spotlight On Viv

Viv is one of our members and kindly wrote an article for our Winter Newsletter.  There was so much information in her article that we were unable to print it in its entirety so we thought we would print the entire story here. My name is Vivien Margaret Booth but...

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Join Us At Sight for Wight – Accessibility Intern

GET SET PROGRESS INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) and RNIB are collaborating with organisations from both the sight loss and wider charity sector as well as corporate organisations to create new opportunities for blind and partially sighted people...

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A Huge Thank You

Our Christmas Raffle raised over £1700 last year.  Sight for Wight would like to thank the following sponsors for donating a prize: Brighstone Village Shop Waitrose Newport Golf Club Havenstreet Railway Forest View Nursery Valentino’s Wine Therapy of Cowes We always...

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Millbrooke House Christmas Closure

Millbrooke House will be closed for the holiday period from Monday 18th December and will reopen on Tuesday 2nd January 2024. We would like to wish you a Very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.

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Short Story Writing Competition Award Ceremony 2023

What a fabulous evening we had for this year's Short Story Writing Competition Award Ceremony! The doors opened at 6:30pm and, as people arrived, they were greeted by the melodic tones of the Solent Singers who sang Christmas Carols until the ceremony started at...

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Autumn Newsletter 2023

Our Autumn Newsletter has been sent out; packed with useful information and interesting stories.  It's available to listen to on Alexa or below: https://youtu.be/IVv4_xcREBQ

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Short Story Writing Competition 2023

You have one more week to enter our short story writing competition.  The closing date is Friday 3rd November so you'll need to get your entries to Waterstones or to Sight for Wight HQ at Millbrooke House by that deadline. There are some great prizes to be won so why...

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Short Story Writing Competition 2023

Our short story writing competition is back after the success of last year’s which produced some very high quality entries.  This is the 14th year of the competition; originally started by our patrons, RC Bridgestock, international crime writing authors. Chris Cane,...

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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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 first Tuesday of each month at the Old Smithy Coffee Shop from 10:00am - 12.00pm. Refreshments can be purchased from the Coffee Shop.

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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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SingAbout Session – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

SingAbout is a social singing activity run by Independent Arts.  It can help to improve your memory, breathing, speech, movement and confidence.  It is a great opportunity to meet new people and everyone is welcome. A variety of music is included, including...

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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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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...

Become a 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.