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Thank You Christina!

Christina Rennie, our patron, and an ophthalmologist at Southampton University Hospital Trust recently ran the Southampton half marathon raising money for the Eye Unit and Southampton Sight to support the work we do for people living with sight loss.  Christina had...

How do you know that what you do has an IMPACT?

How do you know that what you do has an IMPACT?  When you get this sort of feedback you know and making a difference for the sight loss community is a winner in our book! It was wonderful being out and about again delivering sight loss awareness training at the...

Kate swaps dry land for a sailing adventure!

When Kate joined Blind Sailing four years ago, she set herself the goal of competing in the Round the Island Yacht Race.  Read how she recently achieved this goal in the following article. Kraken Travel open doors to Blind Sailor to complete ambition of competing in...

Making My Day!

While we can’t open our centre just yet, we can still make the best of what summer has to offer, so this week we sent out cream teas and strawberries as they are the quintessential summer treat.  One of our members certainly enjoyed hers! Good afternoon,  Just wanted...

Thank you and see you soon (It’s the end of an era)

Dear reader, this blog is a hard one to compose because although what I’m about to tell you was my decision it is still sad to say. I have decided to leave Southampton Sight to focus on gaining employment in the sailing industry; I’m being honest, I don’t know in what...

Happy Easter from the Southampton Sight Easter Bunnies

We have been very busy at Southampton Sight this week delivering meals, chocolates, make your own easter egg kits and daffodils to our lovely members. Lovely to hear back from some of our members Happy Easter to you all! I wish to thank you very, very much for the...

Job Opportunity

We have been notified of a job opportunity for a Personal Assistant to support an 11-year-old young person with sight loss.  You would provide one-to-one support to enable them to go out once a week for 2-3 hours in the evening to a club or similar and for a full day...

Peter in the Pan Pizza Kits

As we cannot meet up with our children and young people, we thought that we would send them make your own pizza kits to bake at home instead.  Last Friday they received a special delivery from Peter in the Pan.  Each kit contained enough ingredients to make two...

Valentine’s Craft Packs

Valentine's Day is still on the calendar even though we can’t get together with our Children’s Group.  So instead we sent out Valentine's craft packs with lots of tactile activities for the children to try out.  Today we were delighted to receive a beautiful card from...

We Are Here To Help

Our centre is currently closed however we are still available on the telephone or email Please contact us if you need help with shopping, prescription collection, sight loss equipment or if you would just like a chat.  We would love to hear from you. Telephone: 023...

Happy Christmas!

The Staff and Trustees at Southampton Sight would like to wish all our Members, Supporters and Volunteers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  The office is now closed and will reopen on Monday 4th January.

Christmas Raffle Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Christmas raffle:   1st Prize £250 Ticket Number 3089 Brian Johnston   2nd Prize £100 Ticket Number 423 Kenneth Colborn   3rd Prize £50 Ticket Number 5192 Sharon Williams...

Christmas Greetings and Thanks

Southampton Sight was formed in 1899 to serve people living with sight loss and we are so proud to still be ‘relevant’ for our members 121 years later so getting this Christmas card from one of our members this morning was the icing on the cake. ‘Christmas Greetings...

Christmas is coming!

We know it is going to be a quiet Christmas this year but we had a surprise for our members.  Recently we asked our children’s groups to design a Christmas card that we could send out to our membership.  The winning design was drawn by Mylie Dudley-Ward (aged 10...

Cupcakes, Cupcakes, Cupcakes

We love to eat at Southampton Sight – I don’t know if anyone has noticed so we challenged our children and young people to decorate some cupcakes in Saints colours and we have a winner ….. Well done Josie and thanks to everyone who took part. Photos below of decorated...

Important Covid-19 Update

We are closing our centre on Thursday 5th November and will reopen on Monday 7th December But we are still available on the telephone or email Telephone: 023 8076 9882 Email: support@southamptonsight.org.uk Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm

Mud Pie and Squiches Fun

It may be Halloween and few things are more satisfying than chocolate BUT chocolate isn’t the best we can do at Southampton Sight!  No, members of Southampton Sight deserve something more this Halloween so we delivered MUD PIES and Roasted Vegetable and Feta Cheese...

Halloween Trick or Treat

There’s hardly a more British custom than a nice cup of tea and at Southampton Sight we think twinned with a scone, cream and jam we are onto a winner.  We are hoping that this magical elixir will help our members get through the day and make their problems disappear...

Boo-it-yourself Halloween this year

Halloween is still on the calendar even though we can’t get together with our children’s group we decided to have a ‘boo-it-yourself’ celebration this year and we sent out craft packs.  Here is Eleanor looking chuffed to bits.

The Tower by Taylor Adams

I still remember that day, the day everything changed exponentially, the day everybody realised the worst was happening, the day the world, and life as we knew it, was hidden under a cloud of fear, frustration, and depression, to name a few. At the time I was in...

Time to Talk Mental Health

Here's a blog from one of our volunteers - Kris Gibson: When contemplating the unending quest for good mental health, particularly in these strangest of times, the brooding figure of Thomas Cromwell does not readily spring to mind. And yet the ruthlessly loyal...

A Big Thank You!

We were delighted that our application to the Coronavirus Community Support Fund had been successful, and we’ve been awarded a grant to help fund the ongoing delivery of our meals service for the next 6 months. Remaining socially connected whilst being physical...

Our VIP’s group has gone even more virtual

For some months now Southampton Sight’s visually impaired peer support group has been regularly catching up by using the conference line the society uses now for our virtual groups but yesterday was different. Kate who has been supporting the members asked how the...

Summer Raffle Winners

The winners of the Southampton Sight Summer Raffle are:   First Prize £250.00 Ticket Number 7469 Marjorie Mainstone   Second Prize £100.00 Ticket Number 7136 Michael King   Third Prize £50.00 Ticket Number 2445 Violet...

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