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Easter has come to our Sidmouth shop

Our charity shop in Sidmouth is looking bright, beautiful and Easter-ready with lots of adorable Easter gifts for you to buy. For the past 5 years Mrs Holder has hand knitted these adorable chicks and bunnies especially for our shop, and Mr Holder painted some wonderful cartoon characters to decorate the shop window. Our Sidmouth … Continued

7 Most Asked Skydive Questions

Skydiving is probably one of the most common bucket list items. It’s also one of the least likely items to be crossed off the list because it involves, well… jumping out of a plane. But a skydive can be an unbelievably unforgettable experience. So, whether you’re raising money for charity or just doing it for … Continued

Devon talks about what it means to be non-binary

This is Devon. Devon is an 18-year-old college student at the WESC Foundation. A fan of all kinds of music, a lover of drawing, and an avid gamer. Devon is also non-binary, and recently sat down with me to talk about their experience of sharing this with others.               … Continued

A big thank you to our shop volunteer, Emma!

We’d like to say a huge thank you to our volunteer, Emma, who has been working in our Honiton charity shop since 2016. Emma with Rachel, the store manager, and Andrew, our Head of Employability & Enterprise   With an infectiously enthusiastic and effervescent personality, Emma is an asset to the team. She is happy … Continued

The Who, What and Why of the WESC Foundation Discovery Garden

Find out more about the WESC Foundation discovery garden. Why is it important for our young people, and how can you help us keep it going?   What is our discovery garden? The discovery garden is an outside area used by our young people and maintained by our horticultural manager, Dylan. A variety of different … Continued

The Story of WESC Foundation

Once upon a time… … in the city of Exeter in the year 1838, The Blind Institute was founded. Blind children and adults came from all over the south west to learn and be cared for. They were taught academics and trade skills, like piano tuning and basket weaving, that were thought to be appropriate … Continued

New Year. New Challenge

It’s the beginning of a brand-new decade! The perfect time to get out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself to do something you’ve never done before. That’s exactly what Dave Sherwood has decided to do. He’s going to compete in the London Marathon to raise money for WESC Foundation. Find out from Dave, in … Continued

Exeter College Positive Pathways Project comes to WESC Foundation

Students from Exeter College Positive Pathways project came to help out at the horticultural garden on the WESC Foundation campus. They did some weeding and planted new flowers with the help of horticultural project manager, Dylan Cheshire. The Positive Pathways project is a 12-week course for 16-18 years olds. It allows them to take part … Continued

WESC Foundation choir perform at Castle Drogo

WESC Foundation’s own choir, Soundwaves, made the trip to National Trust’s Castle Drogo last week to perform some Christmas carols for staff and visitors. The choir, made up of staff and young people from across all areas of WESC Foundation, sang six songs for visitors. Showing off their harmonising skills, they performed one song as … Continued