Due to unforeseen circumstances, Dress for Less will be closed this Saturday 23rd February.  We apologise for any inconvenience.  


Members and volunteers are invited to the Sight for Wight Annual General Meeting which will be held on Tuesday 26th February at Millbrooke House.  Join us for refreshments from 9:30am in the Activities Suite where we will be promoting new events, activities and opportunities, as well as displaying various items of low vision equipment. The formal AGM will take place in the Meeting Room, starting at 10.30am.  Please send an email to members@iwsb.org.uk or telephone 522205 us to advise that you will be attending so that we know how many we are catering for. We look forward to welcoming you.  


Our favourite zookeeper, Gary Harbor, will be returning to Millbrooke House, along with a few ‘friends’ for the Wednesday Social Group on Wednesday 6th March at 2pm.  If you would like to come along and listen to Gary’s talk then please let Laura know on 522205. Admission is just £3.00 and includes tea/coffee and cake. The talk lasts approximately one hour. For more information, visit our website www.iwsb.org.uk  

Any members who sing or have sung in a choir are invited to join us as Millbrooke House on Thursday 14th March, 10.00am till 11.00am, to talk with Irene, a mature Occupational Therapy student at the university of Southampton. She is working on a project to design a gadget or assistive technology that will enable people with visual impairment to participate in a choir. She is hoping to speak with visually impaired members to gain a better understanding about how sight loss affects engagement on a daily basis and what current available assistive technology and support network is available. If you would like to join us then please call Laura Jasper on 522205 or email members@iwsb.org.uk. Unfortunately we are unable to provide transport for this.

The sight Loss event organised by Laura Gooljar on March 23rd will now be held at the Riverside Centre to enable better access.  

The Freshwater Audio Book Group will not be meeting  this month at Freshwater Library  

Ryde library have an audio book group for the visually impaired. They meet at Ryde Library on the 2nd Friday of each month. Please contact Ryde Library tel 823825 for further details.    

A group of visually impaired people meet on the third Saturday of each month at Yelfs Hotel in Ryde at 10.30am. They usually have a speaker and you can buy coffee and cakes from the bar. They invite anyone with a visual impairment, or an interest in visual impairment, to join them.