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Sight for Wight News (week commencing Monday 26th July 2019)

Tuesday 27th August 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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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 19th August 2019)

Tuesday 20th August 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...

Road Crossing for Visually Impaired People

Road Crossing for Visually Impaired People

Ruth Hollingshead discusses the dos and don'ts of road crossing for visually impaired people on the Isle of Wight. https://youtu.be/vOiFRm5nilM Ruth also featured in this week's edition of the County Press. You can read the article HERE.

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Sight for Wight News (week commencing Monday 12th August 2019)

Tuesday 13th August The Strollers Group will be meeting for a walk around the Shanklin area. Coffee is booked for 10.45am at the Laburnum Cottage Tearoom, and lunch is booked for 12 noon at The Crab Inn, Shanklin. To join the Strollers Group please contact Sight for...

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2019 Annual Raffle

We are now selling our annual raffle tickets and will be at Fan TC Con on Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th August at Cowes Enterprise College and also at Wolverton Manor Garden Fair on Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September. We've some great prizes including...

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Chale Show

What a wonderful weekend it was at the Chale Show. The weather was kind and people were out enjoying the entertainment and amazing stalls. Sight for Wight were there and were delighted to engage with everyone and a big thank you must go to our volunteers who gave up...

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Road Crossing for Visually Impaired People

Ruth Hollingshead, Trustee/Volunteer/Member, at Sight for Wight, discusses the difficulties of crossing the road for visually impaired people and how motorists can help. https://youtu.be/vOiFRm5nilM

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Annual Summer Raffle

Tickets for our annual summer raffle are now on sale at Millbrooke House and also at the following shows we are attending: Chale Show (3rd & 4th August) Fan TC Con (24th & 25th August) Wolverton Manor Garden Fair (31st August & 1st September) We have some...

Events

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Island Steam Show

Bursting with surprises, the Island Steam Show is an action-packed show and great family day out!

Fan TC Con

Fan TC Con

Join us at Fan TC Con where our Sight for Wight Dalek will be on duty for photographs along with the Sight for Wight team where we will be promoting the charity and selling our funky sunglasses! Please come along and say hello!

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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...

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...

Visit to Isle of Wight Zoo

Visit to Isle of Wight Zoo

Time: Meet at the Zoo entrance 10.30am. Estimated visit length 3-4 hrs. Cost: £9.68 per person  - this is the reduced rate for Island Residents. Please bring proof of Island address or the rate will be £12.55 for adults and £11.36 for seniors.  The admission cost...

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Striders

Striders meet on the last Friday of every month. They walk on different routes around the Island and then finish off with lunch at a local pub or restaurant. The group is open to all visually impaired people who like longer walks in the countryside.