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How to create a charity fundraiser on Instagram


It’s really easy to use Instagram to give a shout-out to your favourite charity and help raise money for a good cause. One of the simplest way to raise money for charities on social media is to add a Donation button to your Instagram stories. Start by opening Instagram and tapping “Your Story” at the … Continued

Turn post-Christmas clutter into cash donations for WESC Foundation


Shift your unwanted CDs, books and DVDs with Ziffit and help raise money for WESC Foundation After the excesses of Christmas, January isn’t traditionally a great time for cash donations to any charity. But thanks to Virgin Money Giving’s partnership with Ziffit, our supporters can turn their clutter into cash to help young people with … Continued

COVID-19 Update WESC Foundation


Our work continues Young people with complex needs and visual impairment often face barriers to learning, living and taking an active, independent place in society. Our charity (including the special school and specialist FE college) remains open, and will continue to provide the specialist expertise, equipment and adapted facilities to inspire, challenge and empower them … Continued

How to create a Facebook Fundraiser for WESC Foundation


A Facebook Fundraiser is an easy way for people to raise money for a wide range of good causes. In this blog Laurence Blyth (Head of External Affairs) takes you through some tips for setting one up. How are people using Facebook Fundraisers? Users of the social network have started fundraisers for all sorts of … Continued

Budleigh Freemasons support WESC Foundation at Christmas


Yesterday we met Colin Bytheway and Tom Pearman who visited WESC Foundation from the Lodge of Harmony 372 Freemasons in Budleigh Salterton. They visited WESC Foundation to present a cheque for £300 on behalf of their Lodge to support our work with young people who have vision impairment. During the visit they meet specialists from … Continued

Social enterprise charity shop Christmas opening times 2021


Our charity shops in Exeter, Sidmouth and Honiton will be taking a break over Christmas and the New Year. You can still browse our charity eBay store and continue to support our work with vision impaired children and young adults. Christmas and New Year opening times 24th December (Christmas Eve): The Sidmouth shop is closed … Continued

Ofsted School Assurance Visit November 2020


Ofsted carried out an Assurance Visit to the WESC Foundation School on 3 November 2020. The inspectors have shared their letter which confirms the visit’s findings. As this was an Assurance Visit it does not result in the awarding of a grade to this part of our provision. Despite this we were please to share … Continued

Ofsted Assurance Visit September 2020


Ofsted carried out an Assurance Visit to the WESC Foundation residential special school earlier in the autumn term. We welcome today’s publishing of the inspector’s report.  Although the visit does not result in the awarding of a grade to this part of our provision, we are delighted that the inspector recognises the significant steps we … Continued

George’s Wonderful Work Experience at East Devon Council


College student George has written about his work experience placement at East Devon Council’s transport deport in Exmouth: “I’m a student at WESC Foundation school & college In Exeter. My name is George I am doing work experience at East Devon Council transport depot in Exmouth and I clean vehicles. “I use soap and water … Continued

Trustees Week 2020


Our trustees volunteer their time to work together to shape the vital work we do to support children and young adults with complex needs. Trustees’ Week is an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference. … Continued

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