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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 [...]

Eureka! Family fun for inquisitive minds

By |2019-09-05T10:49:11+01:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , |

Arriving in Halifax, West Yorkshire for our summer Family Day, anticipation was rife for our exciting day ahead exploring Eureka! Thirteen families came together, ready to have lots of fun discovering all The National Children’s Museum had to offer – it was clear it was going to be a busy day ahead. We began by exploring [...]

When in Rome….

By |2019-09-05T14:16:43+01:00July 5th, 2018|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |

A busy May for VICTA continued with the second international trip of the year, this time to the beautiful country of Italy and its capital, Rome. A full itinerary exploring the fascinating history as well as the culinary specialties of the region awaited us when we landed late Friday evening. We were greeted by Damiano and [...]

VICTA’s safari adventurers

By |2019-09-05T15:17:26+01:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The first Family Weekend of 2018 was held at a new location for VICTA, the picturesque surroundings of Manor Adventure’s Norfolk Lakes centre. We were bathed in glorious sunshine all weekend and the opportunities to dive (or fall!) into the lakes during activities were taken with glee. As well as a new venue, we had several [...]

Youth activity break at RNC for 14-17 years

By |2019-09-06T12:05:59+01:00May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |

Our first 14-17 year old trip of 2018 took us to the Royal National College for the Blind (RNC), in Hereford. The start of the trip began with a nice relaxed lunch and an opportunity to get to know each other with lots of new faces in both the young people and the volunteers. In the [...]

Cultural discovery trip to Thailand

By |2019-09-06T12:43:46+01:00May 17th, 2018|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Our first activity of the year was to Thailand. And what an incredible journey it was. Every person present gained so much in so many ways, from learning independence, sharing time, space and emotions to the stunning experience of Thai life. We visited Temples, stayed in small villages and experienced life in Thailand from chicken basket [...]

Weekend driving break in Thetford

By |2019-09-06T12:19:00+01:00May 17th, 2018|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , |

VICTA’s second activity break of 2018 took us away on an energetic weekend to Thetford. More specifically, Thorpe Woodlands Activity Centre, for our second driving break for the 18-29 group. With lots of new faces (including a new VICTA staff member), we all arrived ready to tackle the challenging weekend ahead. Arriving around lunchtime, an afternoon [...]

Thailand Adventure with VICTA

By |2019-09-06T14:16:44+01:00March 6th, 2018|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |

I consider myself lucky to be well travelled. But this is only with family. Destinations and attractions have been numerous, but I have always craved something else; to travel with friends, peers, and experience richer, local cultural experiences than traditional family holidays deliver. Though I have many sighted friends through university, beyond hiking across the UK [...]

Blind Skiing with Seable Holidays and VICTA

By |2019-09-10T10:52:31+01:00January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , |

VICTA recently ran a fantastic ski trip, organised by Seable Holidays, to the Italian Alps. Attendee Eeshma wrote an account of her experience for the Seable website which we have been able to share here: Blind Skiing on the Slopes of Sauze, Italy By Eeshma Qazi How do you feel about skiing? Are you a champion [...]