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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 [...]

Introducing the VICTA Parent Portal!

By |2019-10-21T11:54:22+01:00October 21st, 2019|Categories: Stories|Tags: , |

victaparents.org.uk The VICTA Parent Portal has been created with parents fully at the centre. Over the years, we have heard parents describe the endless hours they would spend trawling the internet trying to find the information they needed. Information on schools, benefits, hobbies and more. With no one central site providing this information, parents would end [...]

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 |2019-11-06T10:16:47+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Stories|Tags: |

Sorry this competition is now closed. 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 [...]

More than skin deep

By |2019-11-15T11:43:10+00:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: Stories, Strive Ambassadors|Tags: , , |

Young Ambassador Elin Williams interviews Guardian Beauty Editor, Sali Hughes Sali Hughes is a Welsh beauty editor, author and journalist whose lifelong affair with beauty started after an encounter with makeup artist Lynne Easton at a bar in Soho. Since then, Sali has built an incredibly successful career for herself, earning a loyal following with her [...]