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John Lewis shout out

We here at Southampton Sight are always striving to help our members and the local V.I. community live as independent and fulfilling lives as possible. So, it is always welcome to hear when a company has gone that extra mile to provide the service and support needed...

Southampton Sight members cook with prize-winner

Kate, Steve and Sue, visually impaired members of Southampton Sight, showed their kitchen skills to fellow Blind cook, Penny Melville-Brown, who won the international Holman prize run by San Francisco’s LightHouse for the Blind.  Penny is publishing the book with...

A Bloomin’ Good Thank You!

As we all wave goodbye to the short nights and frosty mornings of winter, we here at Southampton Sight are as keen as ever to help in whatever way we can.  Knowing we have changed a life is reward in itself, but when a member puts pen to paper to express their thanks...

Second Hand Equipment

Did you know that we sell second hand equipment? Have a look at our latest News Bulletin to see a list of what we currently have available. And give us a call on 023 8076 9882 if you are looking for a specific piece of equipment.  

Sea City Museum visits Monday Group

Today, Andy Skinner from Sea City Museum visited our Monday Group and talked to them about Prehistoric and Roman Southampton.  Andy brought lots of artefacts for the group to handle.  One of our members commented "Listening to Andy talk about the history of...

Cooking With Consequence

When it comes to sight loss, dialogue can only get you so far.  No matter how eloquent the speaker, describing an everyday life with no everyday normal can be a frustrating and fruitless pursuit.  How best to illustrate the sight-loss experience to the sighted? So it...

Happy Christmas and a virus-free New Year

Phew what a year....!  A few highs and a few lows is the only way to describe 2021.  It’s been like taking a road trip in an old banger - stopping for the odd lay-by picnic, but just as you’re getting up a bit of speed – another breakdown in some unfamiliar place and...

Baking Blind Christmas Cook Booklet

Southampton Sight was recently contacted by Penny Melville-Brown from Baking Blind  As we send Christmas greetings to everyone we know, here’s a little extra gift you might like to share: Baking Blind Christmas cook booklet The booklet celebrates the on-line cooking...

Nominate us for a £1,000 Christmas present this year!

Each weekday from 6 to 21 December, 10 charities will win £1,000.  That’s £120,000 to 120 charities in 12 days!  All thanks to Ecclesiastical. The more nominations a charity receives, the greater the chance of them winning.  So make sure you tell your family, friends,...

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...

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