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Exeter College Positive Pathways Project comes to WESC Foundation

Students from Exeter College Positive Pathways project came to help out at the horticultural garden on the WESC Foundation campus. They did some weeding and planted new flowers with the help of horticultural project manager, Dylan Cheshire. The Positive Pathways project is a 12-week course for 16-18 years olds. It allows them to take part … Continued

End of Term Arrangements December 2019

Message to Parents and Carers of all Young People at WESC Foundation: This is a reminder that the arrangements for the end of term will be as follows: The last day will be Thursday 19th December with finishing times of 1.00pm for School students, and College students can leave from 1.00pm, although support is available … Continued

WESC Foundation choir perform at Castle Drogo

WESC Foundation’s own choir, Soundwaves, made the trip to National Trust’s Castle Drogo last week to perform some Christmas carols for staff and visitors. The choir, made up of staff and young people from across all areas of WESC Foundation, sang six songs for visitors. Showing off their harmonising skills, they performed one song as … Continued

Christmas opening hours at WESC Foundation charity shops

Our five WESC Foundation charity shops are open a little longer in the run up to Christmas 2019 to help you bag those last minute bargains. We will also be opening in the New Year to take in any unwanted Christmas gifts, or help you with a New Year’s Resolution clear-out of your wardrobe. Exeter … Continued

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