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WESC supporter hikes Hadrian’s Wall!

WESC Foundation’s amazing supporter, David Sherwood, has set himself the challenge of completing 1,206 miles of hiking, the equivalent of walking from Land’s End to John O’Groats and back, to raise money for WESC Foundation! His route has included the Shropshire Six Summits (37 miles), Ben Nevis (4,411 ft), Scafell Pike (3,209 ft), Snowdon (3,560 … Continued

WESC learner featured in Natspec newletter

One WESC Foundation learner, Susan, has caught the eye of Natspec who has printed her success story, regarding gaining employment at KFC, in their latest newsletter. Please click on the link below to read their newsletter. Natspec newsletter

Where there’s a Will there’s a way!

WESC Foundation learner, Will, aged 19 has been taking part in a weekly work placement at Tesco’s in Exmouth for the last month. Will, accompanied by his enabler Suzanne Bushell, goes into the store every Thursday, working in the grocery section from 11am to 2.30pm. During that time he helps re-stock and tidy shelves and … Continued

WESC learners steal the show at award ceremony!

Inspirational WESC Foundation learners celebrated all their hard work and dedication at an uplifting awards ceremony with delighted parents, tutors and friends. The ceremony, held in a marquee on the sports track at WESC’s 15 acre campus, acknowledged all the hard work and achievements by WESC learners who have learnt valuable skills over the academic … Continued

Cornwall Council’s webinar for Parents and Carers

As part of the Inspection of Cornwall Council local area’s effectiveness in identifying and meeting the needs of, and improving outcomes for, children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities Ofsted will host an online webinar to allow parents and carers to contribute. The webinar will take place at 1.30pm on Friday … Continued

Susan’s smile lights up KFC!

Determined, hard-working, resilient, enthusiastic, positive….these are all words to describe one of WESC’s amazing learners, Susan, who has just secured her first paid employment role at KFC in Exeter! Despite her visual impairment Susan, aged 22, stood out to the managers at KFC during her year’s work experience placement so much so that when a … Continued

WESC staff trek to Everest to raise money!

WESC employee Stuart Young wanted to challenge his physical and mental capabilities, along with raising money for charity so he’s decided that next February he will take on the arduous trek to Everest! Supporting Stuart on his epic journey will be Steve Parfitt, a Senior Enabler also at WESC Foundation. Stuart will be one of … Continued

A sensory art treat!

Creative WESC Foundation learners were excited about exhibiting their sensory artwork at Exeter School for the sixth year running! The exhibition ran between 12 – 15 June 2017. The exhibition of sensory artwork called Sensational 2017 was exhibited in the school’s Art Department Gallery. Lesley Mehigan, WESC Foundation teacher said: “The theme for the 2017 Art … Continued

Charity Crealy tickets SOLD OUT!

Crealy tickets are now sold out! If you have already purchased a ticket then we will post them out to you on the next working day. Thank you so much for your support! All money raised will go towards supporting the visually impaired children and young people at WESC Foundation. These tickets can be used … Continued

Volunteers with Green Fingers wanted!

WESC Foundation is looking for keen gardeners to help at our budding West Hill Garden Centre Project, near Ottery St Mary, Devon. The site has nearly ten acres of land to play with including: two polytunnels, a huge glass house, propagating green house, fruit tree compounds, jungle garden, pond and a forest. The West Hill … Continued