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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 [...]

My gifted green world

By |2020-02-14T09:33:37+00:00February 14th, 2020|Categories: Stories, Strive Ambassadors|Tags: , |

By Sonal Sumaria Sea green, olive, dark green, forest green, lime, mint, pear, shamrock, emerald, seaweed, parakeet, sage, jade and viridian are a few of many of shades of green – the colour of nature, peace, life, renewal, energy and safety, I’ve seen and worked with. It’s a colour I’ll never be fed up [...]

Walking for wellbeing

By |2020-02-14T09:30:21+00:00February 14th, 2020|Categories: Stories, Strive Ambassadors|Tags: , |

By George Upfield My name is George Upfield, I am 23 years old, and I’m a new ambassador for VICTA. I have been asked to write a short article on the subject of wellbeing. I am visually impaired as the result of a brain tumour which crushed my optic nerves when I was nine. [...]

More than skin deep

By |2019-11-15T11:43:10+00:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: Stories, Strive Ambassadors|Tags: , , |

Young Ambassador Elin Williams interviews Guardian Beauty Editor, Sali Hughes Sali Hughes is a Welsh beauty editor, author and journalist whose lifelong affair with beauty started after an encounter with makeup artist Lynne Easton at a bar in Soho. Since then, Sali has built an incredibly successful career for herself, earning a loyal following with her [...]

Accessing the ‘true’ university experience by Idil Serce

By |2019-11-15T10:52:10+00:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: Stories, Strive Ambassadors|Tags: , , |

Deciding to go to university can be a daunting thought for all students but especially for those of us who are visually impaired. From the process of applying to university to balancing the demands of student life and study, it can be a roller coaster for all but none more than the VI student. And on [...]

Have you thought about… playing in a marching band?

By |2019-11-07T14:11:35+00:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: Strive Ambassadors|Tags: , , |

By Michael Alford The increasing variety of technologies such as apps and modern digital equipment, combined with a few age-old communication methods developed for the visually impaired, such as Braille, are making most activities accessible even for those with extremely severe sight impairments, but walking around while playing music can really feel like a no-goer. But [...]

Have you thought about… taking the trip of a lifetime?

By |2019-11-07T14:07:58+00:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: Strive Ambassadors|Tags: , , |

My Jolt Trust trip of a lifetime by Charlie Beeston 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 [...]