How to make chocolate fondue

By |2020-04-17T15:02:39+01:00April 17th, 2020|Categories: Activities|

Chocolate Fondue A quick pudding for a crowd, bbq or even a dinner party. It is super simple and fun.   What do I need? 200g dark chocolate, broken into small pieces 200g milk chocolate broken into small pieces 200ml double cream 3 tbsp (45g) golden syrup   Equipment Microwave saucepan [...]

How to make baked cheesy dip

By |2020-04-17T14:57:33+01:00April 17th, 2020|Categories: Activities|

Baked Cheesy Chilli Dip Serves 8-10 A people pleasing tasty sharing meal. When with friends we tend to pick at food, sip at drinks and talk. Here’s a meal that you might not want to share.   What do I need? 200g full fat soft cheese 150ml sour cream 75g mayonnaise [...]

How to host your own Zoom party

By |2020-04-17T15:17:15+01:00April 17th, 2020|Categories: Activities|

With the postponement of many activities at this time, VICTA would like to encourage everyone to meet up electronically to enjoy activities and games online. Zoom, along with other video chatting platforms, can be a great tool for connecting face-to-face with friends, family and loved ones. However, this might prompt you [...]

Be inspired – Kieran’s account as an Icelandic explorer

By |2020-02-06T09:21:46+00:00February 6th, 2020|Categories: Activities, Be inspired|

In 2019 VICTA promoted an opportunity for our young adults to become explorers and join the British Exploring Society's expedition to Iceland. Watch and listen to Kieran's fascinating account of this incredible voyage!   Find out more about the British Exploring Society at: Discover more amazing opportunities on the VICTA Activity Calendar >

VICTA in Prague!

By |2020-02-06T09:31:11+00:00February 5th, 2020|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , |

In December 2019 VICTA travelled to the historical city of Prague with a group of 18 to 29-year olds to explore the delights of the Czech Christmas Markets and rich history of the area. While in Prague, we took part in several walking tours around different parts of the city, including the Mala Strana, Prague Castle, [...]

Young adults with vision impairments produce stunning photographs on the VICTA photography course

By |2020-02-03T13:44:21+00:00December 20th, 2019|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , |

In November a group of young adults with vision impairments attended VICTA's first photography course in London. If you are visually impaired, photography might not be the first skill you would think of trying your hand at but our group proved it can be accessible, enjoyable and really help develop your creative skills. With the [...]

Silver Duke of Edinburgh success in the Peaks!

By |2019-12-13T11:25:50+00:00December 13th, 2019|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , |

Congratulations to Charlie, Freeha, Kai, Mahalia and Niamh, our first Duke of Edinburgh’s Silver Award group, for successfully completing their two-night camping expedition in the wilds of the Peak District. Four returning members from last year’s Bronze Award were joined by a new team member, who worked diligently together to meet the requirements of the [...]

Discovering potential and building careers skills

By |2019-11-14T14:16:45+00:00November 14th, 2019|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , |

A group of 14-17 year olds challenged themselves to develop their skills and think about their future as part of the VICTA Youth Career Skills Week. After several days taking part in a series of fun and exciting individual and team challenges that tested communication, teamwork, leadership and problem [...]

Volunteering at the VICTA Family Weekend

By |2019-09-05T11:06:31+01:00July 29th, 2019|Categories: Activities, Volunteering|Tags: , , |

By Graham Stearn Graham entertaining the kids at a previous Family Weekend This weekend I was a volunteer for VICTA supporting young children who are blind or partially sighted together with family members on activities at one of their great Family Weekends. This took place at Dearne Valley Kingswood near Doncaster. I have now volunteered on [...]