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It’s time for Beth’s charity skydive

A Kingsteignton care worker is getting ready to take a huge leap of faith later this month as part of a group charity skydive. Beth Cunningham is preparing to take part in a fundraising parachute jump with friends and colleagues from the WESC Foundation charity in Exeter. She works at the charity’s St David’s House … Continued

Thank you Waitrose!

WESC Foundation has benefitted from Exeter Waitrose’s latest donations to local community charities and causes. The Exeter-based charity was recently presented with a cheque for £333 to support its work with young blind and partially sighted children and young adults. The money from the Waitrose and Partners Community Matters scheme will go towards providing specialist … Continued

Could you shape our charity’s future as one of our new Trustees?

Children and young adults with complex needs and visual impairment often face barriers to learning, living and taking an active, independent place in society. WESC Foundation provides the specialist expertise, equipment and adapted facilities to inspire, challenge and empower these young people from across the UK to live their best lives. We fight to make … Continued

Disability confident certification renewed

WESC Foundation is proud to announce that our status as a Disability Confident Employer has been renewed until at least 2022. The Disability Confident scheme was initially created to provide employers with the skills and confidence they need to attract, recruit, retain and develop disabled people in the workplace. Commenting on the news, Maureen Biss … Continued

Sally’s big leap of faith

An Exeter keyworker is getting ready to face her fear of heights later this month as part of preparations for a charity skydive. Sally Cox has worked as an enabler at St David’s House care home in Exeter (part of the WESC Foundation charity) for two years, and is preparing for a fundraising skydive at … Continued

Former WESC Foundation student stars in short film

One of our former students (and current WESC Foundation volunteer) Ruairí, has collaborated on a short film as part of project called Waiting Times. The film will be shown at a series of screenings in Exeter later this week.           Waiting Times is a collaborative project between the University of Exeter … Continued

Response to the extension of the Infection Control Fund

We welcome today’s announcement by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care of funding to boost the Infection Control Fund for adult social care (More than £500 million for social care to reduce coronavirus transmission over winter) Staff at our St David’s House residential home have continued to work tirelessly throughout all phases … Continued

Call for volunteers – Summer 2020

WESC Foundation needs your help! We’re currently racing through a busy programme of summer holiday works. Our amazing estates team and visiting contractors are tackling everything from paths and painting right through to new kitchens and accessible toilets. One of the last jobs that needs to be done before our school and college students return … Continued

Volunteers save the day

Behold the power of Facebook. In response to our plea for help, last week a team of skilled volunteers came to help us dismantle and move our storytellers hut to a place on campus more suited for our visually impaired young people. The hut has been moved closer to the discovery garden, making it more … Continued

Fundraiser Will’s wheelchair marathon success

A former student at Exeter’s WESC Foundation has just finished a 31 day wheelchair marathon in memory of his late father. 22 year old Will Parry, who is severely sight impaired and confined to a wheelchair by Cerebral Palsy, completed 36 laps of his garden in his manual wheelchair each day in July. Today he … Continued