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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 are excited about exhibiting their sensory artwork at Exeter School this week for the sixth year running! The exhibition runs between 12 – 15 June 2017 10am to 3pm. The exhibition of sensory artwork called Sensational 2017 is being exhibited in the school’s Art Department Gallery. Lesley Mehigan, WESC Foundation teacher said: … 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

Host a cream tea for WESC Foundation this summer!


The sprinkling crumbs as you break your first scone. The spread of the jam. Spoon on your Cornish clotted cream, let your tea brew, and enjoy. There’s nothing like a cream tea… Would you like to host a fundraising cream tea for WESC Foundation for your friends, family and neighbours? The wonderful Cream Tea Society … Continued

Half term dates


Half term is week commencing Monday 29 May and WESC will be closed to school and college learners. On Friday 26 May finishing times will be 1pm for School learners, and College learners can leave from 1pm, although support is available until 4pm if needed. The College will reopen on Monday 5 June, when residential … Continued

WESC Golf Day Success


The sun did eventually shine at WESC Foundation’s golf tournament at Exeter Golf and Country Club last week as businesses and organisations throughout the South West battled it out for the glory. Our golf days are about two things, having fun and raising money for WESC Foundation and the teams taking part were brilliant at … Continued

University of Plymouth’s school of nursing joins WESC!


WESC Foundation is pleased to announce that the University of Plymouth will be joining WESC onsite as they open their new nurse education facility, The Exeter School of Nursing, on a designated area of the campus. The University will be repurposing existing buildings ready to welcome first-year BSc Adult Nursing students in September. Professor Bridie … Continued

New thinking and expert knowledge shared at WESC conference


‘Transitioning to adulthood’ was put under the spotlight at a special conference hosted by WESC Foundation (WESC), the Specialist Centre for Visual Impairment based in Exeter, Devon. Experts from around the UK came together to share their knowledge, experience and latest research findings with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and healthcare professionals, parents and carers and local … Continued

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