Tuesday 17th September
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 18th September
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 10.00 am 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 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 19th September
A group of members will be sailing on the Spirit of Scott Bader today. There is one space available if anyone would like to join them. The cost is £27.00 for the day. For further details please contact Laura on 522205 by end of day Tuesday 17th September.
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 Charity on 522205.
Any Other News
Day Sailing on the Spirit of Scott Bader – due to a cancellation there is now one space available on this activity on Thursday September 19th. The cost is £27.00. If you are interested in joining this activity please contact Laura on 522205 by end of day Tuesday 17th September.
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 email@example.com or phone 522205
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.
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 version1 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com if you would like to purchase tickets.
Visit to Osborne House – join us for a visit to Osborne House on Monday 7th October. Start time is 10.30am for approximately 4-5 hours. There is an outdoor picnic area (dependent on the weather) if you would like to bring a packed lunch. The self-service café sells light snacks and the Gazelle House cake shop at Swiss Cottage serves a small selection of snacks and cold drinks.
Cost for an adult is £18.50 and £16.70 for a senior citizen. Minibus transport may be available depending on location and will cost £2.00. Closing date for applications is Friday 20th September. For further details or to book your place please contact Laura Jasper on 522205 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Short Story Writing Competition 2019 – Yes, it’s back! This year’s theme is ‘the sound of Christmas’. Entry forms are available from Waterstones, Newport or downloadable from our website: www.iwsb.org.uk. This year’s celebrity readers are Edana Minghella, Kate Weston, Melvyn Hayes and, new to this year’s line-up, Michael Maloney, a versatile actor from film, television and audio dramas. We hope that you will support our competition and look forward to your entries. Closing date is Friday 8th November. The Award Ceremony is on Monday 9th December at the Riverside Centre. Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start. If you would like further information then please contact Chris on 522205 or email: email@example.com