Monthly Archives: May 2018

VICTA supports the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CECT)

By |2019-09-13T10:14:11+00:00May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Grants, Stories|Tags: , , |

Thank you so much for your extremely generous grant of £875 awarded to the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) in August 2017 to fund the specialist multi-sports sessions at our 30th Anniversary Family Support Weekend in September 2017. CHECT’s 30th Anniversary Family Support Weekend took place from 15th-17th September 2017 at Newlands Park in Buckinghamshire. The [...]

Youth activity break at RNC for 14-17 years

By |2019-09-06T12:05:59+00:00May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |

Our first 14-17 year old trip of 2018 took us to the Royal National College for the Blind (RNC), in Hereford. The start of the trip began with a nice relaxed lunch and an opportunity to get to know each other with lots of new faces in both the young people and the volunteers. In the [...]

Cultural discovery trip to Thailand

By |2019-09-06T12:43:46+00:00May 17th, 2018|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Our first activity of the year was to Thailand. And what an incredible journey it was. Every person present gained so much in so many ways, from learning independence, sharing time, space and emotions to the stunning experience of Thai life. We visited Temples, stayed in small villages and experienced life in Thailand from chicken basket [...]

Weekend driving break in Thetford

By |2019-09-06T12:19:00+00:00May 17th, 2018|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , |

VICTA’s second activity break of 2018 took us away on an energetic weekend to Thetford. More specifically, Thorpe Woodlands Activity Centre, for our second driving break for the 18-29 group. With lots of new faces (including a new VICTA staff member), we all arrived ready to tackle the challenging weekend ahead. Arriving around lunchtime, an afternoon [...]

Family day at Herrings Green Activity Farm

By |2019-09-06T12:13:19+00:00May 17th, 2018|Categories: Activities, Stories|

A wet and windy day greeted us at Herrings Green Farm but it didn’t dampen any spirits as everyone looked forward to starting off the second week of the Easter holidays by spending some quality time with a variety of different birds and animals. In the morning sessions, we got the chance to hold a variety [...]