Monthly Archives: September 2015

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Simon’s Marathon story with Team VICTA

By |2019-09-16T11:48:54+00:00September 16th, 2015|Categories: Fundraising, Stories|Tags: , |

Two years prior to running the marathon, I had suffered a large pneumothorax (collapsed lung). Although not a huge runner prior to this, I had been interested in running & taken a few short distance runs (including a 10k). The pneumothorax, however, truly knocked the wind out of me to the point where even walking was [...]

Team VICTA at the Virgin Money London Marathon 2015

By |2019-09-16T10:00:34+00:00September 16th, 2015|Categories: Fundraising, Stories|Tags: , |

VICTA would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who ran the marathon on our behalf. And we mustn’t forget those who supported, massaged and cheered their hearts out at the 2015 London Marathon. Thank you. This year we were thrilled to be joined in the grandstand by a group of students from New [...]

Trekking Jordan for VICTA

By |2019-09-16T09:39:56+00:00September 16th, 2015|Categories: Fundraising, Stories|Tags: , |

Wendy Coles (aka Grandma!) recently completed an amazing challenge – a trek from the Dead Sea to Petra. Following the recent loss of her sight in one eye through a detached retina, Wendy set out to raise money for VICTA setting herself an amazing target of £4,000. Petra seemed the perfect choice and is close to [...]

24 hours of cycling, swimming and running!

By |2019-09-13T12:15:42+00:00September 13th, 2015|Categories: Fundraising, Stories|

The Birmingham Triathlon Club showed pure determination and endurance completing a 24 hour triathlon raising funds for their club and for VICTA. The team were inspired to support VICTA through team member Jack Garner. Jack, who is visually impaired himself, has attended VICTA activities and experienced first hand how our funds are put to use. In [...]

Li’s Camino Trail Trek for VICTA

By |2019-09-13T11:30:31+00:00September 13th, 2015|Categories: Fundraising, Stories|Tags: , |

My son Ryley has bi-lateral optic nerve/renal coloboma (along with a few other visual issues) and is registered as severely visually impaired. Whilst he is an active, confident and happy 10 year old, there are a whole host of activities which he is simply excluded from. A couple of years ago, we heard about VICTA and [...]

Booting up as a VICTA volunteer back at camp

By |2019-09-12T18:01:35+00:00September 7th, 2015|Categories: Stories, Volunteering|Tags: , , , |

Written by Matthew Clark One of the greatest experiences of my youth has been three times attending the ICC, an international camp for young people from across Europe who are blind or partially sighted. I have wonderful memories of Vienna 2009, Athens 2010 and Cluj 2012 (Romania). Each camp wasn’t just fun but helped develop skills. [...]

Booting up as a volunteer back at camp

By |2019-09-13T14:09:25+00:00September 7th, 2015|Categories: Activities|Tags: , , , , |

Written by Matthew Clark One of the greatest experiences of my youth has been three times attending the ICC, an international camp for young people from across Europe who are blind or partially sighted. I have wonderful memories of Vienna 2009, Athens 2010 and Cluj 2012 (Romania). Each camp wasn’t just fun but helped develop skills. An [...]