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Island Con

Sight for Wight will be attending Island Con at Cowes Enterprise College on Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st October where we will not only be demonstrating some of our low vision equipment and simulated specs but will also have a variety of Doctor Who officially licensed props, including Cyberman helmets and a full size Dalek to have your photo taken with! We look forward to seeing you.  



Short Story Writing Competition

Are you a budding author? This is your chance to have your story published and read by a celebrity! This years short story writing competition’s theme is ‘The Magic of Christmas’. Entry forms available from Waterstones in Newport, Dress for Less in Newport, Millbrooke House in Newport. For more information please contact Chris Cane on 522205 visit our website  

Short Story Writing Competition Poster 

The Fellowship for the visually impaired will meet on Saturday 27th October at Bethany Evangelical Church, Union Street, Newport at 3.00pm. The speaker this month will be Mr Maurice Fairall. There will be hymns a quiz, story reading and a short Christian message. Hymn books and Scripture are in large print and Braille. A collection is taken from which donations are made to Torch Trust for the Blind. For further details please contact Mrs Jackie Moore on 520797  


Fashion Focus Group This is an article submitted by Masters Research student, Faye, from the University of Portsmouth  

“Hello, my name is Faye. I am writing a paper on disability and clothing, analysing the issues that occur when choosing clothes and wearing them. This will then become project focused on visual impairment, looking at possible issues and plausible solutions.   My reason for choosing this subject is my mum, who suffered with M.S. By the end of her life she was bed bound. She still wanted to be glamorous but different complications made that difficult, so this project is close to my heart.   To begin with I am trying to create a focus group based on the Isle of Wight to discuss fashion and clothing. It will be an informal discussion over coffee and cake, with hopefully lots of laughter! If you’re nervous about coming along please feel free to bring a friend or family member as I am aiming to create a very relaxed environment.   Thanks for your time and I hope to meet some of you at the focus group.”   Our trustee, Ruth Hollingshead, is Faye’s point of contact at Sight for Wight. If you would like to register an interest in taking part in Faye’s fashion and clothing focus group please contact the Society on 522205 or email They will then pass your details to Ruth.


Retinitis Pigmentosa

Representatives from the local Retinitis Pigmentosa group will be joining us for our coffee morning on Wednesday 31st October. The coffee morning runs from 10.00am till 11.30am and Colin McArthur from the RP group will be giving a short talk about the group, what they do, and how to contact them, at 11.00am. We hope you will be able to join us.