Tuesday 6th August

There will be a Coffee Morning held in support of Sight for Wight at the Post Office in Niton. All are welcome from 10.30am till 12.00 noon.

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 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 7th August

The weekly coffee morning and Low Vision Drop In held at Millbrooke House will not take place during August

Thursday 8th August

Laura will be at the monthly coffee morning at The Old Smithy Coffee Shop in Godshill between 10.30am and 11.45am. Our coffee mornings are run by staff and volunteers from Sight for Wight and are open to all.
Refreshments including delicious fresh cakes are available to purchase direct from the coffee shop.

The Thursday Social Group will not be meeting at Millbrooke House during August.

Any Other News

The August edition of the Sight for Wight Newsletter can be heard later on.

Chris Cane was on Vectis Radio with Maggie & Kelvin Currie on Tuesday 29th July this can be heard later in the programme.

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 the Charity 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

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

Day Sailing on the Spirit of Scott Bader Catamaran – this is a purpose designed catamaran which we hope to be joining for a day’s sailing around the Solent on Thursday September 19th, timings are dependent on the tides, but will probably be early morning to mid-afternoon and will be confirmed closer to the date. Assuming full capacity the cost will be £27.00 per person, but this may change if all spaces are not taken. Due to limited spaces available, places will be offered on a first come, first served basis. Closing date for applications is 23rd August. For further details please contact Laura Jasper on 522205 or email members@iwsb.org.uk

Eye Contact Exhibition 2019 at the Ageus Bowl in Southampton – we are considering a group trip to this exhibition on Wednesday 25th September, event time is 10am – 5pm. To gauge whether there would be sufficient interest in this trip please register your interest by Friday 23rd August. Once we know possible numbers we can finalise transport arrangements. For more details please contact Laura Jasper on 522205 or email members@iwsb.org.uk

Visit to Osborne House – join us for a visit to Osborne House on Monday 7th October 10.30 am for approximately 4 to 5 hours. Adult cost is £18.50, Senior Citizen £16.70 plus £2.00 per person if minibus is required. For more details please contact Laura Jasper on 522205 or email members@iwsb.org.uk
All Sight for Wight activities and trips are subject to demand and availability of volunteers.

Beware of Scams – further to Our Finance Officer Lisa’s article in the Newsletter about her recent experience with a scam call, we have been contacted by a member about a number of nuisance calls they have received recently. The best advice is to end the call if you are at all uncertain about the nature of the call and never give any information over the phone unless you are 100% certain you know who you are speaking to.