Inspiring, nurturing and empowering young people with a vision impairment.

The Vinchel Foundation

The Vinchel Foundation supports people who are blind or vision impaired in the UK and internationally, along with their families and carers. The Foundation has a focus on education of blind and vision impaired young people and on the advancement of scientific knowledge of causes and treatments for vision impairment.

We are delighted that the Vinchel Foundation have made a substantial donation to New College Worcester  to enable the specialist refurbishment of two classrooms during this academic year 22/23.

During a visit to the school, representatives from the Foundation discovered how a donation from the Foundation could transform a traditional classroom into workspaces which are most beneficial to teaching children who are blind or who’s vision is impaired. The refurbishment programme includes bespoke lighting for each workspace, giant touch screen technology and inclusive and bespoke classroom layouts.

Initially it was suggested that the donation would be for refurbishing just one classroom, but it was later decided to double the amount to enable two classrooms to be transformed.

Alastair Tulloch, a trustee of the Vinchel Foundation, is very pleased that the Foundation is able to support the refurbishment to assist the pupils learning process and looks forward to finding further ways in which the Foundation can help the college.

We are absolutely thrilled to be able to refurbish these two classrooms thanks to the Vinchel Foundation. It makes such a difference to the students to learn in a classroom which is fit for their purposes – we are very grateful. 

The refurbishments are due to be completed over the Easter holidays in 2023.


image of Vinchel representitive and Rebecca Hines shaking hands by the NCW fountain and Becci Hines
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