Monthly Archives: November 2018

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VICTA Supports the RP Fighting Blindness London Families Day

By |2019-09-12T18:16:42+00:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: |

Written by RP Fighting Blindness A global community united An international community of families affected by one type of inherited sight loss came together in London on 15th September to share experiences, hear from experts and consider how to work together to drive research forward. We are hugely grateful to VICTA for your support of this [...]

VICTA Supports the RP Fighting Blindness London Families Day

By |2019-09-13T15:24:52+00:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Grants|Tags: , , |

Written by RP Fighting Blindness A global community united An international community of families affected by one type of inherited sight loss came together in London on 15th September to share experiences, hear from experts and consider how to work together to drive research forward. We are hugely grateful to VICTA for your support of this event, [...]

Earning our John Muir Discovery Awards for Conservation on Skomer

By |2019-09-25T13:43:37+00:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The volcanic island of Skomer, a National Nature Reserve off the coast of Pembrokeshire in west Wales, was chosen as the location for delivering VICTA’s first John Muir Discovery Award. Working with the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, we introduced seven young adults (18 to 29 years) to some of the conservation ideals and [...]

ICC by the sea! Croatia 2018

By |2019-09-03T13:23:50+00:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Activities, Stories, Volunteering|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The 24th edition of ICC (International Camp on Communication and Computers) took place in the idyllic Croatian seaside city of Zadar. This was the first ICC to be held at the seaside and all participants, staff and volunteers were very keen to be thoroughly acquainted with the Adriatic Sea with daily temperatures hitting above 30°C. Our [...]

Sound the fanfares for the VICTA Summer Family Weekend 2018!

By |2019-09-05T10:38:57+00:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Activities, Stories, Volunteering|Tags: , , , , , |

The second Family Weekend of 2018 was held at another new location for VICTA, the grand grounds of Condover Hall in Shrewsbury. After wall-to-wall sunshine all summer, we were expecting more of the same however the heavens had other plans! Despite the wet and the wind, it didn’t dampen any spirits on another fantastic family weekend. [...]

Eureka! Family fun for inquisitive minds

By |2019-09-05T10:49:11+00:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , |

Arriving in Halifax, West Yorkshire for our summer Family Day, anticipation was rife for our exciting day ahead exploring Eureka! Thirteen families came together, ready to have lots of fun discovering all The National Children’s Museum had to offer – it was clear it was going to be a busy day ahead. We began by exploring [...]

Have you thought about… playing in a marching band?

By |2019-11-07T14:11:35+00:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: Strive Ambassadors|Tags: , , |

By Michael Alford The increasing variety of technologies such as apps and modern digital equipment, combined with a few age-old communication methods developed for the visually impaired, such as Braille, are making most activities accessible even for those with extremely severe sight impairments, but walking around while playing music can really feel like a no-goer. But [...]

Have you thought about… taking the trip of a lifetime?

By |2019-11-07T14:07:58+00:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: Strive Ambassadors|Tags: , , |

My Jolt Trust trip of a lifetime by Charlie Beeston My name is Charlie Beeston. I am a 15 year old student from Lincoln living with a visual Impairment. In 2018 my life was changed forever. I was called into the head teacher’s office at school where she informed me of an opportunity of a lifetime [...]

Have you thought about… pole dancing?

By |2019-11-07T13:51:18+00:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: Strive Ambassadors|Tags: , , |

Time to climb the pole! By Alexandra Mackie  It all started with a conversation between me, my boyfriend and his Amazon Echo. “Alexa, where can I buy polo mints?”  Alexa answered, “Pole dancing in Birmingham?” We both shouted, “No!” in exasperation but that’s when the idea got stuck into our heads. It made me wonder whether pole dancing was [...]