Tuesday 15th October

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 16th October

The weekly coffee morning will be held at Millbrooke House this week from 10.00am till 11.30am.
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.

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.

Thursday 17th October

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 rug, as well as decorations for the Sight for Wight Christmas Tree. 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 Charity on 522205.

Any Other News

Sight for Wight takes pleasure in inviting Members to the Sight for Wight Members’ Forum on Wednesday on 16th October at Millbrooke House, from 11.30am till 1.00pm. RSVP & advance questions by Monday 14th October please. For further information please email enquiries@iwsb.org.uk or telephone 522205.

2020 Diaries and Calendars – it’s time to order your VIP Diaries and Calendars. Please note that the suppliers of VIP diaries have now imposed a minimum number for orders that we place on your behalf, therefore we will place orders on the following dates: 21st October, 11th November, 25th November and then a final order on Wednesday 3rd December. Any orders after this date will be need to be made directly by members to the diary company. Prices are as follows:
Pocket Diary A6 with cover , week to a view £5.75
Pocket Diary A6 insert only, week to a view £5.30
Midi Diary A5, week to a view £7.65
Jumbo Diary A4, week to a view 2 days per page £21.00
Desk Diary A4, week to a view £9.45
Wall Hanging Calendar A3 £6.25
Wall Hanging Dates Reminder £5.75
To place your order please contact Laura Jasper members@iwsb.org.uk or phone 522205

The West Wight coffee and chat which takes place at the End of the Line café in Freshwater has now ended due to declining numbers. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Possible New Audio Book Group- “Alistair has run the Freshwater Library audio book group for many years and is now looking to start a new one at Sandown Library. If you would be interested in joining the group please contact Sandown Library on 402748 with your name and contact details and they will pass on your details to Alistair. Days and times to be arranged once we have an idea of interest.” Please note that this group is not run by Sight for Wight, we are just advertising on Alistair’s behalf.

Christmas Tree Decorations -If any member would like to make a Christmas Tree Decoration for our tree to be displayed at Brighstone Christmas tree festival in December preferably in blue and gold colours but not essential, they are more than welcome to either drop them off at Millbrooke House or send in by the end of November that would be fantastic

The Listening Book Group at Freshwater Library is keen for new members! Their next meeting is at the library at 11am on the 29th October. Please pass this information on to anyone who is interested. If you would like more information please call on 752377, or send me an email on anna.britton@iow.gov.uk

Sight for Wight has the following donated second hand items for sale. All items are in working order and are sold as seen.
RNIB Pen friend version 1 with instructions and labels £25.00
Cobalt Speechmaster Talking Microwave 2016 model in good used condition £80.00
Daylight Standing Floor Lamp on wheels, so able to move around. Good used condition £20.00
Enhanced Vision Smart Reader with control handset, good used condition £300.00
If you would like to view or purchase any of these items please contact Laura Jasper members@iwsb.org.uk or phone the charity on 522205

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.

Visit to the Isle of Wight Distillery – Monday 11th November. Meet first at 10.30am at the Old Barracks Tea Room in Puckpool Park, Ryde, followed by a talk and tasting at 12noon for approximately 45minutes to 1 hour at the IW Distillery, Pondwell Ryde. No charge for the talk or tasting. Minibus transport may be available depending on location and will cost £2.00. Closing date for applications is Friday 25th October. For further details or to book your place please contact Laura Jasper on 522205 or email members@iwsb.org.uk

Murder Mystery Night – Join us for an evening of murder and mystery at Millbrooke House on Thursday 31st October at 6:30pm. Ticket price is £10.00 which includes a simple two course supper, glass of wine, coffee and mints. We will also be drawing our annual summer raffle so there’s still a chance to buy a ticket and be in with a chance of winning some great prizes including a first prize of £100 cash!
Parking available via Castle Road (PO30 1DT).
For booking enquiries please contact Sight for Wight on 522205 or email: fundraising@iwsb.org.uk

Short Story Writing Competition 2019 – later in the programme you will be able to hear actor Melvyn Hayes promote this year’s exciting competition.