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Interview with BBC broadcaster Peter White by Harriet Smith

By |2020-05-06T13:15:44+01:00May 6th, 2020|Categories: Be inspired, Stories|Tags: , , , |

I recently had the good fortune of interviewing Peter White, a broadcaster I greatly admire. Like myself, Peter has been blind since birth and I was keen to find out more about his experiences working in radio. Radio is something I have always been passionate about. I have enjoyed many of Peter’s BBC Radio 4 programmes, including [...]

Online Takeover – Hosting a Get Together

By |2020-04-17T15:19:04+01:00April 17th, 2020|Categories: Stories|

Our Pre-teen Sleepover due to take place in the Easter holidays has been postponed and so rather than miss out completely, we have brought some of the fun online! Here you will find all the tips you need to recreate your own virtual get-together and stay connected. First things first, you [...]

Healthy eating from your store cupboard

By |2020-04-03T14:51:37+01:00April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Stories, Strive Ambassadors|Tags: , , |

VICTA Young Ambassadors Harriet and Ibz both have a love of cooking and healthy eating. Here they share some top tips on cooking on a budget and nutritional recipe ideas! Quarantine cooking tips from Ibz I'm excited to bring you some fun and healthy snacks to keep you going during quarantine. Although you [...]

20 ways to spend time at home and stay in touch

By |2020-03-30T14:01:58+01:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: Stories, Strive Ambassadors|

Staying at home doesn't mean we can't still connect and stay in touch. The move to working or studying from home is a big adjustment and can feel isolating. If you are in need of advice or help, please visit our list of organisations who can help: www.victa.org.uk/staying-informed-social-distancing Keeping a structure to your day [...]

Running the Vitality Big Half for VICTA

By |2020-03-23T12:43:27+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Fundraising, Stories|

Hello, my name is Samuel Scott and I recently participated in the Vitality Big Half, raising money for VICTA. VICTA is a charity which does phenomenal work, supporting and empowering blind children and young adults; this work has a special place in my heart. My youngest brother, Seth, was diagnosed with a genetic condition called [...]

Coronavirus – A message from VICTA

By |2020-03-30T15:06:18+01:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: Stories|

As part of our precautionary measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus, VICTA has moved to home working with only a skeleton crew in the office. Please be assured that we are working hard in the background to keep things running, reschedule activities and our calendar. We will do our best to keep you up [...]

My dream app by Harriet Smith

By |2020-03-11T11:19:16+00:00March 11th, 2020|Categories: Stories|

With the launch of our app-tastic competition for British Science week, we've been having a think about our dream apps in the office, Harriet is thinking big! Have a read of her idea below and then find out more about our app competition here > If I could create a dream app, it would be [...]

The Journey

By |2020-03-05T08:54:40+00:00March 5th, 2020|Categories: Be inspired, Stories|Tags: , , |

To celebrate World Book Day we wanted to share an original short story written by Harriet Smith, we hope you enjoy her story and that it inspires you to write and read more!   By Harriet Smith I stand outside the door to my backyard and put my hand out to touch the brick [...]