Focus on Sunset

Wiltshire Sight exists to help people affected by sight loss in Wiltshire and Swindon. We support more than 1,500 people, of all ages, living with some form of sight loss.

We offer information, advice and guidance, giving people practical and emotional support to help them in their daily lives. We have a fully equipped resource centre at St Lucy’s in Devizes, offering state-of-the-art assistive technology products and low vision aids.

Why not drop in to see us, call for more information or sign up to our newsletter for regular updates, or click here to donate now.

 

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Sainsbury’s  Charity of the Year

Wiltshire Sight has been nominated and shortlisted by Trowbridge Sainsbury’s Store as one of 3 possible local charities to be chosen as Sainsbury’s Charity of the Year for 2015/16.

Sainsbury’s has just launched a customer vote which will be in-store and online during the 15th – 28th June 2015. Customers will be given the chance to vote for their preferred charity of the three charities shortlisted.

Please help to support our charity by voting for us in store at Sainsbury’s Trowbridge or online.

Click on the link below to VOTE for Wiltshire Sight.  Many thanks.

https://www.sainsburyslocalcharity.co.uk/#nominate

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New Training Offers

Check out the new training section of our website.

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Bright 4 Sight

Bright for Sight schools newsletter
Join our Bright 4 Sight fundraising and awareness campaign, and help us brighten up the lives people affected by sight loss.
Bright 4 Sight is taking place during the week of 5 – 9 October, 2014 – which coincides with World Sight Day. There are lots of ways to get involved with Bright for Sight. It’s fun and easy to do. Bright for Sight can be done at work, school or with friends – it’s entirely up to you!

Our latest newsletter for schools is out now – just click here to read more.

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Macular week event

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Macular Awareness week takes place in July (6-12).The aim of the week is to promote awareness of macular disease, which affects more than 600,000 people in the UK. It is now the most common cause of sight loss in the country.

To support the week we’ve organised an awareness event at St Lucy’s Sight Centre. Denise Willis, our Macular Champion, will be on hand to offer information, support and advice. Denise is a rehabilitation office for visually impaired and runs a Macular Support group in Trowbridge. There will also be the chance to check out the latest low vision aids and technology and to chat to a sight adviser about your sight. The event is open to everyone, including professionals and refreshments will be available.

Thursday 9 July 10.30am to 12.30pm
St Lucy’s Sight Centre
Browfort, Bath Road, Devizes SN10 2AT

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Information morning with Action on Hearing Loss


An informal open morning where you can find out about hearing loss and how to make the most of your hearing. Gill Drayson from Action on Hearing Loss will be on hand to offer information and advice on all aspects of hearing and tinnitus and offer quick and easy on the spot heating checks. As well as information on hearing our Sight Advisers will be on hand to demonstrate low vision aids and assistive technology products. The event is free and everyone is welcome.

Wednesday 1 July 10.30am to 12.30pm
St Lucy’s Sight Centre
Browfort, Bath Road, Devizes SN10 2AT

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Eye news – Summer 2015 now available Newsletter_Spring_2015_web_image

The Summer 2015 edition of our customer newsletter Eye News is now available. Please get in touch if you would like in an alternative format.

Read the full news here

If you prefer you can listen to an audio version below.

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All Hands to the Pumps!

It was all hands to the pumps when Wiltshire Fire Service paid a visit to our Zoom Club!

Zoom ClubThe youngsters spent an enjoyable morning learning about fire safety and had a look at all the equipment they use to help keep us safe. They got to climb aboard the fire engine, try on the helmets and even have a go with the fire hoses. Thankfully there we no fires that needed putting out!

Everyone had a great time on the day, not even a bit of rain could put a dampener on the fun the kids had. A big thank you to Fireman Dan, Hamish, Paul & Mike from all of us at Wiltshire Sight for all their help on the day.

Wiltshire Sight’s Zoom Club was launched in 2014 supports blind and visually impaired children and families living in Wiltshire. The Club provides a place for children with sight impairment to meet others like them, and a safe place to play and take part in many activities.

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Eye Give – regular giving


Just £2 a month can help support someone living with sight loss. By donating to Wiltshire Sight you will be joining a growing community of supporters. Your generosity will help to fund services to people living locally with sight loss, ensuring they get the best information and advice available and help us raise awareness of the impact of sight loss. Thank you.

“Wiltshire Sight has helped me move forward with my life. They’ve shown me ways to adapt to my sight loss and made sure I’m getting the support I need.” J.K, 42

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