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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 attendees at the time of writing are Sight for Wight, Guide Dogs, Macular Society, International Glaucoma Association, Retina UK, Orcam, RNIB, NHS Falls Team and information from Esme’s Umbrella and the Nystagmus Network.  

Chris Cane was the guest on Sunshine Radio on Tuesday 5th February and listeners can hear the interview later in the programme.   He was also on Vectis Radio with Maggie & Kelvin Currie on Tuesday 26th February and this can also be heard later in the programme.    

Sight for Wight Activities  

A new piece of equipment that is now available is the ‘In Your Pocket’ portable media device and smart phone. It is the simplest way for blind and partially sighted people to access the RNIB Library and RNIB Newsagent services, as well as make phone calls. In Your Pocket is a voice controlled phone, streaming media player and vision assistant - designed specifically for people who are blind or have low vision. Sight for Wight has arranged to have a demo version and will have it available to try at the Low Vision Drop In and coffee morning on Wednesday 20th March, 10.00 till 12.00 noon.  

5 day Holiday to Llandudno

This will be at the Somerset Hotel which enjoys an enviable sea-front promenade location in the heart of Llandudno. The outward journey date is Wednesday 16th October, returning on Sunday 20th October. The cost is from £440 per person and includes local pick up, coach travel, ferry fare, single room accommodation, breakfast, dinner, evening entertainment, Sight for Wight sighted guides and insurance via Daish’s Holidays. Please note: All activities are subject to demand and availability of volunteers for supporting sighted escort guides Closing date for expressions of interest is Monday 11th March. Please contact Laura for more details. Email members@iwsb.org.uk or call on 01983 522205.