Tuesday 2nd July

The swimming group are swimming at the Waterside Pool in Ryde from 8:00pm to 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 the 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 3rd 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 Sight for Wight without the need for an appointment.

We will be attending the Independent Arts SingAbout session at St Marks Church Hall, Wootton. We will be joining this session on the first Wednesday of each month. The session runs from 2.00pm till 4.00pm. It is free to attend and refreshments are provided. However, voluntary donations to Independent Arts are appreciated. Minibus transport may be available depending on location and costs £2.00. If you would like to join the SingAbout group then please call Sight for Wight on 522205.

Thursday 4th July

There will be a coffee morning held at Costa Coffee, High Street, Cowes. Laura will be there between 10.30 and 11.45am. Refreshments are available to purchase direct from the coffee shop.

The Thursday Social Group are meeting at Millbrooke House. The group meets from 10.30am till 2.00pm. You can knit or just have a chat, then later in the afternoon volunteers come in and read to the group from different topics. If you would like to join the group then please contact Sight for Wight on 522205.

Any Other News

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
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!
Dates and locations for the scheduled events on the Isle of Wight are:-
Friday 12 July 2019, 10am to 1pm, at the Hunnyhill Room, The Riverside Centre, The Quay, Newport, PO30 2QR
Friday 2 August 2019, 10am to 1pm, at The Falcon Cross Hall, 6-8 Falcon Cross Rd, Shanklin, PO37 7LA
The schedule for each day is:
10.00am – Free time to grab some refreshments and speak with local support and others affected by sight loss.
10.45am – Organised talks to update you on changes in RNIB, information about RNIB Connect and a chance to feedback.
12.15pm – More free time for refreshments, a chance to collect information, meet local representatives and speak with others affected by sight loss.
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