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Volunteers save the day

Behold the power of Facebook. In response to our plea for help, last week a team of skilled volunteers came to help us dismantle and move our storytellers hut to a place on campus more suited for our visually impaired young people. The hut has been moved closer to the discovery garden, making it more … Continued

Guest blog: Social Distancing with a Visual Impairment

Guest blogger Hannah, from Blind Mum vs The World, shares her thoughts on social distancing with a visual impairment. Hiya everyone, my name is Hannah. I am 22, registered Blind, and the owner of a beautiful guide dog called Hetty. I have many conditions that affect my vision but the two that impact me the … Continued

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