Tuesday 7th January
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 8th January
The weekly coffee morning will be held at Millbrooke House from 10.00am till 11.30am.
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.
The book group will be meeting at Lord Louis Library on between 2.00pm and 3.00pm. We discuss the last month’s book over tea and coffee, and hand out the book for the next month. The books are available on CD or USB. Please contact Laura Jasper on 522205 for more information or email email@example.com
Thursday 9th January
Laura will be at the 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. This coffee morning which was a monthly event is now fortnightly.
The Thursday Social Group are meeting at Millbrooke House. The group meets from 10.30am till 2.00pm. With the help of volunteers, the group enjoy a number of activities, crosswords, catching up on news and trivia, knitting and crochet. They are currently making pompoms for the rug. 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.
Sue will be at ‘Our Space’ the Community drop in at the Town Hall in East Cowes. Come along to say hello between 12 noon and 2.00pm, and enjoy a free cup of tea, coffee or soup.
Any Other News
Royal Mail and The Trading Standards Office are making people aware of the following scam.
A card is posted through your door from a company called PDS (Parcel Delivery Service) suggesting they were unable to deliver a parcel and that you need to contact them on 0906 661 1911 (a Premium rate number)
If you call the number and you start to hear a recorded message you will already have been billed £315 for the phone call.
If you do receive a card with these details, then please contact Royal Mail Fraud on 020 7239 6655.
For more information see the Crime Stoppers website:
Please be aware that the premium rate number may change but nevertheless please do not call any number stated on card from PDS.
Scam Messages – Beware of text, emails and Social Media messages purporting to be from Argos. The message will be asking you to click on a link which will take you to a website controlled by criminals to steal your personal and financial information.
If in doubt do a web search for Argos, and look on the official website for the gift card offer. Do not use the link within the message.
Do you care for a vulnerable adult, have you heard about the Herbert Protocol-Safe and Sound?
The Herbert Protocol is a form that carers, family or friends of a vulnerable person can fill in. It contains a list of information to help the police if the person goes missing, including: medication required; mobile numbers; places previously located; a recent photograph. Recording this information ahead of time and keeping it regularly updated will greatly reduce stress associated with trying to recall detailed information in an emergency situation. This form can be downloaded at www.met.police.uk/herbertprotocol
We will be visiting the Isle of Wight Pearl on Monday 10th February. On this visit we will join the Pearl Masterclass; a free informative talk about pearls. The talk lasts about 30 minutes and there will also be an opportunity to look around the centre, or have refreshments in the café. There is no charge for the talk, but minibus may be available depending on location for a donation of £2.00. Closing date for applications is Monday 20th January. For further information or to book your place please contact the charity on 522205 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Please note that all activities are subject to demand and availability of volunteers for driving and supporting as a sighted escort guides.