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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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Volunteers’ Week

Volunteers Week1 to 7 June is National Volunteers’ Week and we’d like to celebrate the contribution made by our all volunteers. We’ve got some great volunteers who do a huge amount to support the work of the charity and we’d like to thank them all for their contribution – it’s greatly appreciated.

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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 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

Donation form

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Hot off the press!

Fire Engine to visit Zoom Club

truck-clip-art-fire-truck4 The Zoom Club will be getting on board with the local Fire Service with a fire safety morning in May. A fire engine will be visiting St Lucy’s on May 29 between 10.30am and 12.30pm and Zoom Club members will have the chance to climb on board and try out some kit. For more information and to book a place call Krista on 01380 723682 or email kelmes@wiltshiresight.org

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 New Book Club Launch

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Our Touch to See Book Club  meets monthly here at St Lucy’s in Devizes. Join Julia  in exploring some fascinating subjects created by Living Paintings. We’ll be using tactile books and audio  to look at a whole host of subjects. Our  next next  session takes place on Thursday 21 May from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Read the full story here

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Tech event in Salisbury is a winner!

Our first technology event in Salisbury was an amazing success. More than 100 people came along to check out an amazing array of the latest assistive technology products and services for visually impaired people. From the latest mobile phone, tablet,  computer software programmes &  magnification products – it was all on show!

Check out the full story here!

 

 

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Eye news – Spring 2015 now available Newsletter_Spring_2015_web_image

The Spring 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.