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Alex Le Tissier hits 3K fundraising milestone

Well done to Alex Le Tissier who has so far raised an incredible £3,000 for her charity campaign. Alex’s ‘Running for the Kids’ campaign will see her run from Exeter to Winchester in March, completing five marathons in five days. Her goal is to raise £10,000 to be shared between WESC Foundation and Doing It … Continued

Nina’s leap from supported internship to IKEA employment

A WESC Foundation student is heading off to the world of work after secured a paid job at Exeter’s IKEA in record-breaking time. College student Nina had been working at the store alongside her studies as part of an unpaid supported internship. She made such an impression that managers offered her a paid role in … Continued

BT Donate Veg Box for St David’s House

Staff at BT have clubbed together to donate a bumper crop vegetables for our young people at St David’s House. Alison from BT says: “I came here on little visit a few weeks ago and saw how amazing the facility was and how great you look after all the residents and I just wanted to … Continued

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