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Members Return and Mel’s Bench Unveiling

We were delighted to welcome our members back last Thursday (22nd July) and they were equally delighted to be back. The weather was perfect as it was also a very special day to unveil a commemorative bench from the 'Handicraft' group and the 'Strollers' who kindly had...

Volunteer Welcome Back Party 2021

On Monday 19th July, we officially opened our doors and the first event we held was a welcome back thank you party for our volunteers. It was very well attended and the weather was beautiful so we were able to open our garden and patio area for more space. As always,...

Royal Victoria Yacht Club Open Day

The Royal Victoria Yacht Club has a long-standing tradition of inviting people with disabilities to enjoy a day at their club. A large number of guests of all ages enjoy a day at the club and trips out on the Solent. There are fast RIBs out to Osborne Bay, and slower...

Second Hand Equipment for Sale

One of our members is offering for sale a second hand DaVinci Pro All-in-One HD Video Magnifier with Full Page Text-to-Speech It was purchased new in 2018 for £2,999 and is still like new.  They would be looking to sell it for around £800 or near offer. If you are...

We Are Back!

On Monday 19th July we reopen to our members and volunteers starting off with a Volunteers' Catch Up from 10:30am to 12:30pm. On Wednesday July 21st we have our first Coffee and Chat morning. On Thursday 22nd July our first Mix & Mingle Social Group. On Friday...

Jasmine Launches Education Programme

The Education Programme has begun! After several false starts due to COVID restrictions, Jasmine Edwards, our Education & Young Person’s Manager, has finally begun to deliver the Education program which teaches primary aged children how to look after their eyes...

June Newsletter

Our June Newsletter is winging its way to our members. You can download it HERE or listen to it HERE. You can also scan the QR code below and listen on a smart phone and also on Alexa by saying 'Alexa, open Sight for Wight'. You will then be given several options on...

Sheila is our ‘Angell’

Member, Sheila Angell, 88 took part in the 'Captain Tom 100 challenge' by touching her toes 100 times every day in May! All the money she raised came directly to us here at Sight for Wight. Last year, Captain Tom Moore set out round his garden to thank our NHS...

Volunteers’ Week

Sight for Wight were in St James Square, Newport between 10:00am and 2:00pm on Wednesday 2nd June chatting to people about the charity and also trying to recruit some new volunteers. Thank you to everyone who came along and had a chat with us and also for the very...

USB Memory Sticks Return!

We are delighted to announce the return of the Talking News USB memory sticks; the first of which were sent out last Friday 21st May to our members. It has been over a year that members have not had the traditional sticks due to COVID 19 so, instead, Vectis Radio...

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...

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...