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Pub quiz answers our fundraising challenge


WESC Foundation’s recent fundraising pub quiz has raised over £1,600 for blind and partially-sighted children and young adults. Seventeen teams gathered at the Exeter charity’s Topsham Road campus to battle out for the hotly-contestant WESC Foundation Quiz Shield, with the honours (and bragging rights) going to University Challenged. The money raised will support projects like … Continued

Half Term Arrangements October 2019


Information for parents and carers of young people at WESC Foundation The last day of this half term will be Friday 18th October with finishing times of 1.00pm for School students, and College students can leave from 1.00pm, although support is available until 4.00pm if needed. The College will reopen on Monday 28th October, when … Continued

Pulling Pints for the WESC Foundation Charity Pub Quiz


WESC Foundation is inviting staff at businesses around Exeter to gather their cleverest colleagues together for a charity pub quiz to help raise funds for blind and partially-sighted children and young adults. Sponsored by LV=, the Exeter-based charity is hosting another fundraising quiz at its Topsham Road campus on Thursday 17th October 2019 at 7pm. … Continued

Growing the volunteer team at WESC Foundation


WESC Foundation is looking for green-fingered volunteers to help develop its east Devon horticulture project. The city-based charity offers a range of care, support and education services to young people with visual impairment and complex needs, and is looking to strengthen the team of volunteers at the 10 acre site at West Hill near Ottery … Continued

WESC Foundation has declared a DIY Emergency


We’re rising to the challenge of renovating Mulberry Lodge whilst the campus is a little quieter, but we need your help. Kitchens are being replaced, floors are being ripped up, and we’re leaving no stone (or should that be tile?) unturned. It’s all part of efforts to make the lodge a better home for the visually … Continued

University of Exeter answers our call for volunteers


Staff from the University of Exeter visited WESC Foundation to help put the finishing touches on a special garden for the children and young adults who live and study at the charity’s Exeter site. Colleagues from across academic colleges and professional services spotted a call for volunteers in the University’s staff newsletter and subsequently spent … Continued

Richard’s LEJOG for WESC Foundation


Richard Ellis has worked for WESC Foundation for over 30 years in a number of different roles. In this time he has  supported countless visually-impaired young people and their families who have been exploring education and care placements with us, and subsequently throughout their time here at WESC Foundation. Richard is celebrating a big birthday … Continued

Getting active for Activities Week


It’s nearly the end of the academic year for our school and college students, which means that we’re in the middle of a very busy Activities Week. Monday saw a full day of creative activities based around art and music. We had an interactive performance by members of the Spindle Ensemble, with two of our … Continued

End of term arrangements July 2019


This information is for parents and carers of current students and young people at WESC Foundation Key dates for the summer The last day will be Friday 19th July with finishing times of 1.00pm for School students, and College students can leave from 1.00pm, (although support is available until 4.00pm if needed) The College will reopen … Continued

Golden recognition for Exeter charity’s chefs


An Exeter charity is celebrating after its catering team brought home gold at the Outstanding Care Awards for Devon and Cornwall. Nine chefs and cooks (including a visually impaired student on a year-long supported internship) from WESC Foundation attended last week’s awards ceremony, which celebrated the achievements and hard work of staff from across the … Continued

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