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Guest Blog: Eyelander goes mobile


Our guest blogger is by Professor Timothy Hodgson (Professor of Psychology at the University of Lincoln) and first appeared on his own blog, and you can read the original post The Eyelander game for children with homonymous visual field loss is no...

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. S...

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...

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 maintaine...

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...

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 Lond...

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 nam...

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 websi...

Occupational Therapy and how it’s changing lives


What is it? Occupational therapy provides practical support, enabling people to overcome barriers that stop them from doing activities that are important to them, with the aim of increasing their independence and quality of life. How do we do it at...

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 (Marketing and Communications Manager) takes you through some tips for setting one up. How are people using Facebook Fundraise...