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World War I Battlefields Tour across France and Belgium

By |2019-07-29T14:39:43+01:00July 29th, 2019|Categories: Activities|Tags: , , , , , , |

With a big trip ahead, an intrepid and excited group from VICTA came together through the hustle and bustle of Ashford International and quickly became acquainted. We hurried aboard our coach and waved ‘au revoir’ to England… France and Belgium here we come! Our travels kicked off with a ‘treat’ for our taste buds as we [...]

Earning our John Muir Discovery Awards for Conservation on Skomer

By |2019-09-25T13:43:37+01:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The volcanic island of Skomer, a National Nature Reserve off the coast of Pembrokeshire in west Wales, was chosen as the location for delivering VICTA’s first John Muir Discovery Award. Working with the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, we introduced seven young adults (18 to 29 years) to some of the conservation ideals and [...]

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 [...]

2018 VICTA international adventures

By |2019-09-05T10:43:21+01:00September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

For another year VICTA has enabled young adults who are blind or partially sighted to undertake cultural adventures in a semi-independent setting. 2018 saw VICTA host its first ‘big trip’, a discovery tour of Thailand and jet off to cultural hot spots across Europe. We also offered trips with an educational element, as the UK representative [...]

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 [...]

Barcelona Cultural Trip for 14-17 year olds

By |2019-09-04T13:32:18+01:00November 18th, 2017|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

October 2017 saw us travelling to the beautiful city of Barcelona with a group of 14 to 17 year olds. It has been a busy year for this age group, with activity breaks and a sports camp. This was our second 14 to 17 international and it did not disappoint! Flying from Gatwick, we met the [...]

‘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 [...]

Cultural adventure to Sicily 2017

By |2019-09-11T11:16:10+01:00June 26th, 2017|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |

VICTA’s second international trip of 2017 saw us jetting off to the beautiful island of Sicily. Meeting at Luton Airport, our group enjoyed a hearty meal before an early wake-up call to fly out to Sicily, where we met our guides from Seable Holidays. The trip began with a whistle-stop tour through the streets of Catania, [...]

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 [...]

VICTA discover the real Cyprus

By |2019-09-11T12:56:15+01:00May 5th, 2017|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |

For VICTA’s first international trip of 2017 we travelled to the beautiful island of Cyprus. This was a dual location trip, with the first half spent on the coast in Paphos and the second half in the Troodos mountain range. After a very early morning and a long day travelling, our group were thrilled to spend [...]