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Sheila Raising Money for Sight for Wight

Sheila, one of our members, at the grand age of 87 is touching her toes every day in May ONE HUNDRED TIMES in aid of Sight for Wight. This is part of the Captain Tom 100 Challenge. THANK YOU SHEILA. Please encourage her by donating now using the link...

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Volunteer Walk Leaders Required

Do you enjoy a long walk, planning routes, have about four hours a month to spare and would like to guide a team of visually impaired walking enthusiasts, some with guide dogs, to various destinations around the Island finishing with a pub lunch? If so, then we would...

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Meet Our New Apprentices

We are delighted to announce we have taken on two new apprentices so please let them introduce themselves. Hello I’m Liberty, I chose to do this apprenticeship to learn new skills and to meet new people. I am a young carer and I love spending time with my family. I...

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Sight for Wight Benches Get A Refurbish!

John Moore, our trustee and volunteer, has been busy refurbishing our garden benches and tables in readiness for the return of our members, all being well, in late July. Thank you John for all your hard work.

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Easter Chicks Flying Out!

Our Easter chick fundraiser has proved extremely popular and we've sold over 400 chicks which is fantastic and largely down to our volunteer knitters, TESCO, Ryde and ASDA, Newport for donating a large quantity of Cadbury's Cream Eggs to us!Lisa, our CEO (below)...

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Newsletter February 2021

Our February 2021 Newsletter is now available to read on our website; it's packed with news and information and includes a new feature called Terry's Teaser Quiz which will require your thinking caps. Have fun! The answers are also on our website. It's also available...

Events

Ryde Swimming Group – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Ryde Swimming Group – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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 – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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 – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Wednesday Low Vision Drop-in – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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 – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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 – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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...

Ryde Swimming Group – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Ryde Swimming Group – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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 – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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 – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Wednesday Low Vision Drop-in – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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 – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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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Godshill Coffee Morning – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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