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My gifted green world

By |2020-02-14T09:33:37+00:00February 14th, 2020|Categories: Stories, Strive Ambassadors|Tags: , |

By Sonal Sumaria Sea green, olive, dark green, forest green, lime, mint, pear, shamrock, emerald, seaweed, parakeet, sage, jade and viridian are a few of many of shades of green – the colour of nature, peace, life, renewal, energy and safety, I’ve seen and worked with. It’s a colour I’ll never be fed up [...]

Walking for wellbeing

By |2020-02-14T09:30:21+00:00February 14th, 2020|Categories: Stories, Strive Ambassadors|Tags: , |

By George Upfield My name is George Upfield, I am 23 years old, and I’m a new ambassador for VICTA. I have been asked to write a short article on the subject of wellbeing. I am visually impaired as the result of a brain tumour which crushed my optic nerves when I was nine. [...]

Advice from runners who are blind or partially sighted on running the London Marathon

By |2019-09-11T13:28:32+01:00April 5th, 2019|Categories: Fundraising, Stories|Tags: , , |

With the Virgin Money London Marathon fast approaching, we asked #TeamVICTA marathon runners with a visual impairment for their top tips. If you are planning on taking part in this world-famous event yourself, here is some great advice to help you prepare for a smooth run. If you are a sighted runner please take note of [...]

My Jolt Trust trip of a lifetime

By |2019-09-04T13:23:35+01:00February 4th, 2019|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , |

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 with a charity called Jolt. They take disadvantaged young [...]

VICTA launches John Muir and Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programmes

By |2019-09-05T14:24:33+01:00December 19th, 2018|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We were excited to launch new, skill enhancing, award based activities in 2018. These give participants the opportunity to add an extra element to their experience by earning a nationally recognised award. VICTA became a provider for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award with a mind to help set standards for other providers striving to run accessible [...]

VICTA Family Fun in 2018

By |2019-09-03T15:39:22+01:00December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Stories|

We’ve had a great year connecting with families and embarking on lots of exciting adventures. With two family weekends, an early years weekend and family days across the UK, there has been lots of fun all round. It has been fantastic to see parents form new networks and children new friendships. As ever, the children on [...]