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Focus on eBay for Charity

Introduction More of us are now shopping online as the COVID-19 lockdown has temporarily closed high street retailers (like our Charity Shops). Our eBay store is also seeing an increase in traffic, so we thought it would be a good time to look at the story behind one of our successful departments, and how there’s … Continued

Jacob is Apprentice of the Year Finalist

WESC Foundation apprentice Jacob Towner has been shortlisted as a finalist for this year’s Devon Apprentice of the Year. Members of the public have until 11th February to cast their vote, with the winner being announced as part of National Apprentice Week. Former WESC Foundation student Jacob has a vision impairment and Cerebral palsy, but … Continued

Turn post-Christmas clutter into cash donations for WESC Foundation

Shift your unwanted CDs, books and DVDs with Ziffit and help raise money for WESC Foundation After the excesses of Christmas, January isn’t traditionally a great time for cash donations to any charity. But thanks to Virgin Money Giving’s partnership with Ziffit, our supporters can turn their clutter into cash to help young people with … Continued

See Christmas Through Our Eyes- WESC Foundation Advent Calendar

Everyone loves to experience the magic of Christmas, but what is Christmas really like for people with a visual impairment? This year we’re encouraging you to See Christmas Through Our Eyes with our WESC Foundation Advent Calendar. Every day until Christmas Eve we’ll be posting one (sometimes two!) things on our social media pages to … Continued

Budleigh Freemasons support WESC Foundation at Christmas

Yesterday we met Colin Bytheway and Tom Pearman who visited WESC Foundation from the Lodge of Harmony 372 Freemasons in Budleigh Salterton. They visited WESC Foundation to present a cheque for £300 on behalf of their Lodge to support our work with young people who have vision impairment. During the visit they meet specialists from … Continued

Social enterprise charity shop Christmas opening times 2021

Our charity shops in Exeter, Sidmouth and Honiton will be taking a break over Christmas and the New Year. You can still browse our charity eBay store and continue to support our work with vision impaired children and young adults. Christmas and New Year opening times 24th December (Christmas Eve): The Sidmouth shop is closed … Continued

Christmas Day at St David’s House

Christmas is going to be different for everyone this year, with Christmas parties off the cards and family gatherings kept small. But not everyone will be able to spend Christmas with their families. Doctors and nurses will be working hard to keep us all safe. And care home staff will be spending their Christmas day … Continued

Ofsted School Assurance Visit November 2020

Ofsted carried out an Assurance Visit to the WESC Foundation School on 3 November 2020. The inspectors have shared their letter which confirms the visit’s findings. As this was an Assurance Visit it does not result in the awarding of a grade to this part of our provision. Despite this we were please to share … Continued

Ofsted Assurance Visit September 2020

Ofsted carried out an Assurance Visit to the WESC Foundation residential special school earlier in the autumn term. We welcome today’s publishing of the inspector’s report.  Although the visit does not result in the awarding of a grade to this part of our provision, we are delighted that the inspector recognises the significant steps we … Continued