Tuesday 16th July

Laura will be at the Our Place Community Drop in session at the West Wight Community Centre in Moa Place, Freshwater. Come along and say hello between 10am and 11.30am, and enjoy a free cup of tea or coffee.

The swimming group are swimming at the Waterside Pool in Ryde from 8.00pm till 8.45pm.. The pool is closed to the public whilst the group swims. There are male and female volunteers to help you get in and out of the pool as well as Lifeguards to ensure your safety. To join the swimming group, please call Sight for Wight first to notify us of your swimming ability. You need to register with the office at Millbrooke House first to be able to swim with the group.

Wednesday 17th July

The weekly coffee morning will be held at Millbrooke House this week from 10.30am.
There will also be our Low Vision drop in between 10.00am and 12 noon. This is a weekly event to allow you to view and try the low vision equipment we have at the Society without the need for an appointment.

The Sight for Wight Members’ Forum takes place at Millbrooke House at 11.30am till 1.00pm. More information available in the ‘Any Other News’ Section.

We will be swimming at the Special Care Session held at West Wight Sports Centre in Freshwater. The session runs from 12 noon till 1.00pm. The cost to swim is £4.20. Minibus transport may be available depending on location and costs £2.00. If you are interested in joining the group then we will need to ask some questions about your swimming ability, general health, and mobility and next of kin details. Numbers are restricted for this session so please register your interest early.

Thursday 18th July

The Thursday Social Group are meeting at Millbrooke House. The group meets from 10.30am till 2.00pm. With the help of a volunteer the group enjoy a number of activities, crosswords, catching up on news and trivia, knitting and crochet. They are currently making pompoms to make into a blanket. This very friendly, mixed group also love to chat and enjoy lunch together. Later in the afternoon volunteers come in and read to the group on different topics. If you would like to join the group then please contact the Society on 522205.

Any Other News

Sight for Wight takes pleasure in inviting Members to the Sight for Wight Members’ Forum on Wednesday on 17 July at Millbrooke House, from 11.30am till 1.00pm. RSVP & advance questions by Monday 15 July please. For further information please email enquiries@iwsb.org.uk or telephone 522205.

Noir Anti-glare shields and filters
We now have a sample set of the most popular filters and frames available to try. These can be mixed and matched to individual requirements and then ordered. They are available to view at the Low Vision Drop In on Wednesdays or, if you would prefer to make an appointment, please contact Sight for Wight on 522205 or email members@iwsb.org.uk

Raffle Tickets- are now available for our annual raffle which will be drawn on the 31st October. The tickets are £1.00 each and come in a book of 5 tickets. Please contact Sight for Wight on 522205 or email enquiries@iwsb.org.uk if you would like to purchase tickets.

Sight for Wight is looking for donations of tombola prizes for upcoming summer shows and also donations of raffle prizes; i.e. meals, car MOT’s, gift tokens etc. from businesses. If you are able to help please contact Sight for Wight on 522205 or email admin@iwsb.org.uk

Dress for Less, our boutique dress agency, is holding a Ladies Fashion Evening on Wednesday 24th July, from 4.30pm till 7.00pm. Tickets are £3 and available from Sight for Wight or Dress for Less. This includes a glass of bubbly and nibbles. We will be joined by Tropic Green Beauty, Summer Lilly’s Florist, Jewellery by Emily, and The Body Shop. Selected clothing items will be available at 50% discount. All profits will go to Sight for Wight. For more information, please call Dress for Less on 523197 or call in to the shop at 114 St James Street, Newport.

RNIB invites you to: Come and Connect
Please note the change of location details and dates.
The RNIB would like to hear your feedback and update you with what is going on in the community. So, you are invited to come and Connect with RNIB, other local support and most importantly, each other on
Friday 2 August 2019, 10am to 1pm, at the Hunnyhill Room, The Riverside Centre, Newport. Please note the change of venue as this had previously been advertised as The Falcon Cross Hall, Shanklin.
If you’d like to join the RNIB at an event, please RSVP by contacting the Community Facilitator Hazel Cross. Her email is hazel.cross@rnib.org.uk or you can phone 07525 923093.

Open Sight Hampshire are hosting the Eye Contact Exhibition on Wednesday 29th September 2019 between 10.00am and 5.00pm at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. It is Hampshire’s biggest, free exhibition which brings together the latest equipment and services available to those with, or at risk of, sight loss.
For more information please call 02380 641244 or visit their website www.opensight.org.uk