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Taking the wheel at Thorpe Woodlands Activity Centre

By |2019-07-29T14:13:50+01:00July 29th, 2019|Categories: Activities|Tags: , , , , , , , |

VICTA’s first activity in 2019 for 18 to 29’s kicked off in adventurous and energetic style! We headed to Thorpe Woodlands, Thetford for a weekend of outdoor pursuits and a 4×4 driving experience we would not forget. All activities challenged and stretched everyone and encouraged us to achieve things beyond our comfort zone! We started the [...]

A Splashtastic Family Day!

By |2019-07-29T14:27:30+01:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Activities|Tags: , , , , , , |

The first wet and wild VICTA Water Sports Family Day saw us take a dip and the occasional splash into Caldecotte Lake in Milton Keynes. The weather was on our side, with blue skies and bright sunshine keeping spirits and smiles high. Twenty families attended (70 people in total!) many of whom were new to VICTA. [...]

John Muir Discover Award at Cardigan Bay

By |2019-07-29T14:05:50+01:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: Activities|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

At VICTA we are focused on providing activities with a real purpose and with this in mind we have been offering our young adults the opportunity to earn their John Muir Discovery Awards. In May we embarked on the second of our environmentally focused activities, heading to the pretty Welsh coastal town of New Quay for five [...]

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 [...]

Christmas Markets in Berlin

By |2019-07-29T13:52:07+01:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Activities|Tags: , , , , , , |

The final international trip of 2018 took us to Berlin at the perfect time of year for the traditional Christmas markets and celebrations for which the city is world renowned. Arriving late on Sunday night and settling into our hostel based in the east, we were all ready to explore this vast city with its unique [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Superhero fundraiser- Q & A with Ryley

By |2019-09-12T10:14:04+01:00October 19th, 2018|Categories: Fundraising, Stories|Tags: , , |

This August Ryley, age 13, decided to set himself a huge sporting goal and enter the Superhero Tri, the UK’s one and only disability sports series for the Everyday Superhero! Ryley was born with a rare congenital eye condition which limits vision in both of his eyes and after attending VICTA activities himself, decided to support [...]