Any Other News (week ending 11th May 2018)

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Dress for Less will be closed on Wednesday’s for the time being whilst new volunteers are being trained. We apologise for any inconvenience. Up to date information regarding opening times can be found on our website and our Facebook page.

A very successful quiz was held on the 4th May at Newclose cricket club in aid of Sight for Wight. £316.00 was raised which is a brilliant amount. Thanks to Tracy and Pete, the organisers of the quiz, Roy Perry for nominating our charity, and to all who attended and supported the event.  

Ryde Opticians and Hearing Care held an official open day on the 4th May to which Laura Jasper was invited to attend. They are a new, independent opticians in Union Street, Ryde, and have chosen to support Sight for Wight. So far they have raised almost £200 since the beginning of March through donations and the proceeds from the raffle at the opening day. Many thanks to Rosemary and all her staff for their support for Sight for Wight.  

Sight for Wight will be attending Riverfest at The Quay in Newport on Saturday 19th May, 11.00am till 3.00pm. Riverfest is a celebration of the heritage, community, businesses and wildlife associated with the historic river. It is a fun family event organised by the Footprint Trust. The event is free to the public, with activities, entertainment and food. Laura Jasper & Chris Cane will be there will our sunglasses, pen torches and keyring lights, as well as promoting Sight for Wight and the services we offer.  

Local volunteers from the Guide Dogs Charity will be visiting a number of venues over the next few months talking about the work of the Charity and how you can be involved. They will be at Sandown Library on the 23rd June, Ryde Library on the 21st July and Ventnor Library on the 18th August. All the library venue times will be 10.30am till 2.30pm. You can also find them at Riverfest on Newport Quay on the 19th May, 11.00am till 3.00pm, and the Isle of Wight Community Club Open Day at Park Road in Cowes on August 27th from 12 noon onwards.  

Do you enjoy the activities and facilities provided by Sight for Wight? Perhaps you’ve recently attended an activity or event and would like to wax lyrical about it? If so then Chris Cane would like to hear from you! As part of our promoting well-being and supporting services and activities, we would like to hear your positive feedback which will be part of a video promoting Sight for Wight. If you have a story you would like to enthuse about and don’t mind being recorded on video then please contact Chris Cane on 522205 or email  

On the morning of the 1st May, SKY undertook a major revamp of its TV guide, which means many channels were assigned new channel numbers. SKY users do not need to rescan or retune. Once the new channel numbers are live, your box will automatically adjust. Your recordings and series links won’t be affected, according to SKY. There’s also more information on SKY channel 100.  

Changes are being made to the way some channels are broadcast on Freeview. You may need to retune your TV equipment to continue watching programmes when these take place in your area. If you need help with this or retuning doesn’t restore your channels, see below or call the Freeview Advice Line free on 0808 100 0288. You may be eligible for free in-home support, including aerial work if needed.