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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 [...]

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. [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

VICTA supports the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CECT)

By |2019-09-13T10:14:11+01:00May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Grants, Stories|Tags: , , |

Thank you so much for your extremely generous grant of £875 awarded to the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) in August 2017 to fund the specialist multi-sports sessions at our 30th Anniversary Family Support Weekend in September 2017. CHECT’s 30th Anniversary Family Support Weekend took place from 15th-17th September 2017 at Newlands Park in Buckinghamshire. The [...]

Yuletide fun with Bucksvision and Sight Concern Bedfordshire

By |2019-09-10T14:40:44+01:00December 14th, 2017|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , |

VICTA once again teamed up with local charities BucksVision and Sight Concern Bedfordshire to host a Christmas party for families in the local area. We had an unprecedented number of applications, and those families who were lucky enough to receive places arrived full of Christmas spirit! The day kicked off with a delicious buffet lunch in [...]

‘Around the world’ VICTA Family Weekend Fun!

By |2019-09-10T15:18:34+01:00August 30th, 2017|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , |

ArouhndAs we reached the height of the summer holidays, we found ourselves heading down south to the seaside for our August Family Weekend. We were once again visiting the stunning PGL Osmington Bay, with its fantastic cliff-top location and coastal views. Thankfully the sun shone (most of the time) and the weekend was enjoyed by every [...]

Joint Family Day with Bucksvision and Sight Concern Bedfordshire-2017

By |2019-09-11T12:49:22+01:00May 25th, 2017|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Due to the success of last year’s collaborations between VICTA and BucksVision, we were thrilled to kick off the summer with another Joint Family Day. This year was made even bigger and better, thanks to the addition of Sight Concern Bedfordshire, and all 3 organisations were excited for what the day would hold. Thankfully, the weather [...]

Dinosaurs by the sea!

By |2019-09-12T13:37:31+01:00June 22nd, 2016|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , |

VICTA Spring Family Weekend 2016 May 2016, Osmington Bay VICTA’s first Family Weekend of 2016 saw us travelling down to Weymouth to stay at PGL Osmington Bay. It was VICTA’s first trip to Osmington Bay and we were not disappointed. The views of the Jurassic coastline were stunning, and the weather couldn’t have been kinder with [...]