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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 [...]

Competition Time! Decorate our Tree for Treats 2018

By |2019-09-03T15:21:07+01:00December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Stories|Tags: |

Sorry this competition is now close. Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see the entries and the winners! We are excited to announce that our Christmas decoration competition is back for its third year! We love having the best tree in town made special by all of your home-made decorations and can’t wait [...]

VICTA Supports the RP Fighting Blindness London Families Day

By |2019-09-12T18:16:42+01:00November 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 [...]

Earning our John Muir Discovery Awards for Conservation on Skomer

By |2019-09-25T13:43:37+01:00November 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+01:00November 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+01:00November 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. [...]