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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

6 Things You Could Buy WESC Foundation This Christmas


  Christmas is a time for giving, right? But it can be hard work to find just the right gift for all of the people in your life. So why not save yourself the hard work and donate to WESC Foundation instead? You can even donate in someone’s name as a Christmas gift to them! … Continued

How to set up a JustGiving page in 3 easy steps


A JustGiving page is a simple and easy way to raise money for a good cause. Here is how you can set up your own JustGiving page in three simple steps. 1.Create a JustGiving account First things first you’ll need to head over to the JustGiving website. If you don’t already have a JustGiving account … Continued

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