Tuesday 3rd 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.
There will not be a Niton Coffee and Chat at Niton Post Office.
Wednesday 4th 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 the Society without the need for an appointment.
We will be attending the Independent Arts SingAbout session at St Marks Church Hall, Wootton. 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 the society on 522205.
Thursday 5th September
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. 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
Sight for Wight has the following donated second hand items for sale. All items are in working order and are sold as seen.
Optelec Clear reader+ with rechargeable battery in excellent condition with power plug £300.00
RNIB Pen friend version1 with instructions and labels £25.00
Radio Cassette Player (not CD) with power plug and instructions £5.00
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Save the Waverley Quiz Night – Many of you will know of the Paddle Steamer ‘The Waverley’ the last sea going Paddle Steamer in the world. There will be a fund raising quiz and raffle for the Waverley Trust at The Waverley Inn Carisbrooke on Thursday 5th September, 7.30pm-10.00pm, teams of 4 – £3.00 per person. Please call 522338 to book a table. Please note this is not raising funds for Sight for Wight as some of you do attend our quiz which we host at The Waverley Inn a few times a year.