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See Christmas Through Our Eyes- WESC Foundation Advent Calendar

Everyone loves to experience the magic of Christmas, but what is Christmas really like for people with a visual impairment? This year we’re encouraging you to See Christmas Through Our Eyes with our WESC Foundation Advent Calendar. Every day until Christmas Eve we’ll be posting one (sometimes two!) things on our social media pages to … 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! What … Continued

Christmas Day at St David’s House

Christmas is going to be different for everyone this year, with Christmas parties off the cards and family gatherings kept small. But not everyone will be able to spend Christmas with their families. Doctors and nurses will be working hard to keep us all safe. And care home staff will be spending their Christmas day … Continued

Alex Le Tissier hits 3K fundraising milestone

Well done to Alex Le Tissier who has so far raised an incredible £3,000 for her charity campaign. Alex’s ‘Running for the Kids’ campaign will see her run from Exeter to Winchester in March, completing five marathons in five days. Her goal is to raise £10,000 to be shared between WESC Foundation and Doing It … Continued

Nina’s leap from supported internship to IKEA employment

A WESC Foundation student is heading off to the world of work after secured a paid job at Exeter’s IKEA in record-breaking time. College student Nina had been working at the store alongside her studies as part of an unpaid supported internship. She made such an impression that managers offered her a paid role in … Continued

BT Donate Veg Box for St David’s House

Staff at BT have clubbed together to donate a bumper crop vegetables for our young people at St David’s House. Alison from BT says: “I came here on little visit a few weeks ago and saw how amazing the facility was and how great you look after all the residents and I just wanted to … Continued

It’s time for Beth’s charity skydive

A Kingsteignton care worker is getting ready to take a huge leap of faith later this month as part of a group charity skydive. Beth Cunningham is preparing to take part in a fundraising parachute jump with friends and colleagues from the WESC Foundation charity in Exeter. She works at the charity’s St David’s House … Continued

Thank you Waitrose!

WESC Foundation has benefitted from Exeter Waitrose’s latest donations to local community charities and causes. The Exeter-based charity was recently presented with a cheque for £333 to support its work with young blind and partially sighted children and young adults. The money from the Waitrose and Partners Community Matters scheme will go towards providing specialist … Continued

4 ways to support WESC Foundation in October

Send us a text The easiest way to support WESC Foundation is to simply text WESC 7 to 70085 to donate £7. £7 could buy a supply of Braille paper to help a child in our school learn a life-changing skill. Or even buy a float to support a wheelchair-bound young adult in our hydrotherapy … Continued