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 [...]

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. [...]

Volunteering as a key for long-term success

By |2019-09-17T14:43:10+01:00June 12th, 2018|Categories: Stories, Volunteering|Tags: , , |

The transition from higher education to employment can be a difficult and emotional roller coaster for all new graduates, but especially for visually impaired (VI) graduates who are in a more disadvantaged situation in comparison to their fellow peers. Being VI myself, I know how difficult it is for VI students to focus on their studies [...]

Looking back over 30 years of VICTA

By |2019-09-13T15:28:47+01:00December 20th, 2017|Categories: Activities, Fundraising, Grants, Stories, Volunteering|Tags: , , |

This year VICTA celebrated 30 years of our charity. It has been the perfect time to reflect on everything that has been achieved and to look ahead to a positive future for the charity and those we support. Join us in a look back over our growth, there is an abundance of wonderful memories and milestones [...]

Festive Fundraising

By |2019-09-12T17:52:46+01:00December 23rd, 2016|Categories: Fundraising, Stories, Volunteering|Tags: , |

Another fantastic year of fundraising at Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance was rounded off this month with a day of festive fun at head office. All of the staff got involved wearing their dazzling Christmas jumpers and spread the Christmas goodwill by kindly donating £2 each. There was even more fun to be had with the [...]

Booting up as a VICTA volunteer back at camp

By |2019-09-12T18:01:35+01:00September 7th, 2015|Categories: Stories, Volunteering|Tags: , , , |

Written by Matthew Clark One of the greatest experiences of my youth has been three times attending the ICC, an international camp for young people from across Europe who are blind or partially sighted. I have wonderful memories of Vienna 2009, Athens 2010 and Cluj 2012 (Romania). Each camp wasn’t just fun but helped develop skills. [...]

Volunteer Jamie is putting himself through the paces for VICTA

By |2019-09-12T18:05:56+01:00January 6th, 2015|Categories: Stories, Volunteering|Tags: , , , , , |

VICTA volunteer Jamie has pledged to support us in a series of fundraising events across the year. I’m sure many of you know Jamie, who has volunteered on several of our activities over the last few years. He is a loyal volunteer and we’re sure you will all enjoy following his progress. Jamie has seen first-hand [...]