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Society News Week Commencing Monday 22nd April 2019

TUESDAY 23RD APRIL The swimming group are swimming at the Waterside Pool in Ryde. 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 ensure your safety. To join...

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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....

Thank You Mike!

Thank You Mike!

Mike Caffrey has been a volunteer driver at Sight for Wight for almost ten years but is now hanging up his hat to fully enjoy his free time. We would like to thank Mike for being such a friendly and reliable volunteer and wish him a happy and healthy time ahead....

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Hannah Pereira Sings for Volunteers’ Team Update

We were delighted and honoured to have Hannah Pereira sing at our Volunteers' Team Update on Tuesday 12th March.  Hannah delighted everyone with a variety of songs from the musicals.  You can enjoy a taster of Hannah's vocal talent by clicking on the link...

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Changes to Wednesday Social Activities from April 2019

Following the steadily dwindling number of Members attending the current fortnightly Wednesday afternoon social activities at Millbrooke House, we will be hosting the final session on 20th March, when entertainment will be provided by easy-listening singer Hannah...

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Any Other News

Sight Loss Awareness Event Laura Gooljar, Eye Clinic Liaison Officer at St Mary’s Hospital, will be hosting a sight loss awareness event on Saturday 23rd March, 10.00am till 4.00pm at The Riverside Centre, entry is free and refreshments can be purchased. Confirmed...

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Gary Harbor Returns!

Gary Harbor, zookeeper at Isle of Wight Zoo, very kindly returned for his third visit to Millbrooke House and brought along a few friends, courtesy of Wight Vipers. The afternoon was well attended and, in addition to Gary's visit, Lauren, from Isle of Wight Radio,...

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AGM Minutes 26.02.2019

Minutes and paperwork from this year's AGM are now available to view. Click HERE for AGM Minutes  Click HERE for Chairman's Address Click HERE for CEO's Address     Click HERE for Cash Reserves Q & A Click HERE for Salary Overpayment Q & A...

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Any Other News

The Freshwater book group will be meeting next Tuesday 5th March at 11.00am at Freshwater library.  This is a week later than usual but they will be pleased to see all members, current and new. Following enquiries from our members about the pedestrian crossing...

Events

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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...

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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.

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Pottery

Following on from a very successful pottery morning in 2018, this two hour session will be focusing on using the Potters Wheel.  You do not need to have attended the previous session to take part. Numbers are restricted to ensure everyone has sole use of a wheel.  The...

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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SingAbout Session

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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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...

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Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary

The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary has over 100 donkeys and ponies, all of whom are either rescued or abandoned.  They are given a 'forever home' in 55 acres of countryside in the Wroxall valley where they get first class care and welfare.  Come and join us for a...

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....