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High Sheriff Visits Millbrooke House

Sight for Wight were delighted to have the pleasure of the High Sheriff's company for a light lunch and tour of Millbrooke House on Tuesday 14th May. All staff were in attendance and gave a short talk on their roles and responsibilities for the charity. We would like...

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Volunteers’ Party 2019

Sight for Wight were delighted to spoil our wonderful volunteers with their annual party on Tuesday 11th ! This year's theme was musicals so volunteers and staff were encouraged to dress up, musicals style! We were delighted with the turnout and the imaginative...

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Society News Week Commencing Monday 17th June 2019

Tuesday 18th June Laura will be at the Our Place Community Drop in session at the West Wight Community Centre in Moa Place, Freshwater. Come along to say hello between 10am and 11.30am and enjoy a free cup of tea or coffee. The swimming group are swimming at the...

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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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Society News Week Commencing Monday 10th June 2019

TUESDAY 11TH JUNE 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...

Sight for Wight Awareness Day at TESCO

Sight for Wight Awareness Day at TESCO

A huge thank you to TESCO, Brading Road, Ryde and all the customers who came over to say hello and find out more about Sight for Wight on Thursday 30th May. Always lovely to engage with people and, as a result of the day, we have, potentially, some new volunteers!...

Awareness Day at TESCO

Awareness Day at TESCO

We will be at TESCO, Ryde this Thursday (30th May) on an Awareness Day between 10:00am & 3:00pm so please come along and say hello.

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Cassette Tape Audio Books Sold Out at TESCO!

On Tuesday 9th April, Sight for Wight were streamlining their Talking Book library and removing the old cassette tapes due to CDs being the more popular choice and taken to TESCO. Jan Gibson, Community Champion at TESCO, very kindly agreed to offer the cassette tapes...

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Thank You Morrisons’ Customers!

We would like to thank our volunteers, Morrisons' staff and customers for their generosity at the Newport store where we raised £228.00! Our volunteers enjoyed chatting with customers and staff and we were overwhelmed with the total money raised. Sylvia & Charles...

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Bucket Collection at Morrison’s, Newport

Customers were very generous at Morrison's Newport on Tuesday 14th May between 10:00am & 12:00pm where our volunteers Pauline and Ruth stood and chatted to customers about the charity. Thank you for supporting us and to Morrisons for allowing us to be there. We...

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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Quiz Night

Join us for a quiz night to be held at The Waverley Inn, Carisbrook, in aid of Sight for Wight. Teams: Teams of 4, at £3 per person. Food is not included but may be ordered before the quiz. Please pre-book tables by calling The Waverley Inn on 01983 522338.

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Sighted Guide Training for Volunteers (My Guide Level 1)

It is recommended that all volunteers participate in this training to gain some understanding of and insight into sight loss as well as learning the essentials of sighted guide training.  Refresher training every two years is recommended. Training will take place at...

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...

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TESCO Tour & Afternoon Tea

Join us for a tour ‘behind the scenes’ at Tesco, afternoon tea and cake, a quiz about the store and a raffle! Please be aware that there will be quite a bit of walking around the store during this tour. Spaces are limited so please register your interest early. Please...

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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.