Yearly Archives: 2017

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Looking back over 30 years of VICTA

By |2019-09-13T15:28:47+01:00December 20th, 2017|Categories: Activities, Fundraising, Grants, Stories, Volunteering|Tags: , , |

This year VICTA celebrated 30 years of our charity. It has been the perfect time to reflect on everything that has been achieved and to look ahead to a positive future for the charity and those we support. Join us in a look back over our growth, there is an abundance of wonderful memories and milestones [...]

Yuletide fun with Bucksvision and Sight Concern Bedfordshire

By |2019-09-10T14:40:44+01:00December 14th, 2017|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , |

VICTA once again teamed up with local charities BucksVision and Sight Concern Bedfordshire to host a Christmas party for families in the local area. We had an unprecedented number of applications, and those families who were lucky enough to receive places arrived full of Christmas spirit! The day kicked off with a delicious buffet lunch in [...]

November Youth Break 2017

By |2019-09-10T14:10:05+01:00December 14th, 2017|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , |

Following our amazing 30th birthday celebrations, VICTA held an activity break for 18-29 years at the Caldecotte Xperience in Milton Keynes. As always, this trip had bundles of laughs and plenty of activities. We were pleased to welcome some new faces to this activity as well as may familiar VICTA participants, all getting to know each [...]

VICTA celebrates turning 30!

By |2019-09-04T13:38:24+01:00November 20th, 2017|Categories: Stories|Tags: , |

2017 is a big year for VICTA as we turn the big 3-0. We thought there was no better way to celebrate than to throw a huge party for our families, young people, volunteers and professionals who have helped VICTA become the wonderful organisation it is today. And what better date to choose than 5th November? [...]

Barcelona Cultural Trip for 14-17 year olds

By |2019-09-04T13:32:18+01:00November 18th, 2017|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

October 2017 saw us travelling to the beautiful city of Barcelona with a group of 14 to 17 year olds. It has been a busy year for this age group, with activity breaks and a sports camp. This was our second 14 to 17 international and it did not disappoint! Flying from Gatwick, we met the [...]

Looking back over 30 years of VICTA

By |2019-09-10T13:20:02+01:00September 20th, 2017|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , |

This year VICTA celebrated 30 years of our charity. It has been the perfect time to reflect on everything that has been achieved and to look ahead to a positive future for the charity and those we support. Join us in a look back over our growth, there is an abundance of wonderful memories and milestones [...]

Sports Camp 2017

By |2019-09-10T15:10:38+01:00September 19th, 2017|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , |

VICTA and the Royal National College for the Blind (RNC) teamed up in August to deliver our very first ‘Sports Camp’. Sports which are accessible for young people who are blind or partially sighted can be a hugely positive outlet throughout life. Sports encourage confidence, provide a platform for young people to expand friendships, promote inclusion [...]

‘Around the world’ VICTA Family Weekend Fun!

By |2019-09-10T15:18:34+01:00August 30th, 2017|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , |

ArouhndAs we reached the height of the summer holidays, we found ourselves heading down south to the seaside for our August Family Weekend. We were once again visiting the stunning PGL Osmington Bay, with its fantastic cliff-top location and coastal views. Thankfully the sun shone (most of the time) and the weekend was enjoyed by every [...]

Le Gavroche prize winning dining experience

By |2019-09-11T13:14:02+01:00August 20th, 2017|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , |

By Harriet Smith On August 9th, I was lucky enough to win the opportunity along with five other young visually impaired people to have dinner at Le Gavroche, Michel Roux Jr’s restaurant. Having never been there before, I was really looking forward to seeing what it was like. Although VICTA have been running the competition for [...]