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WESC Foundation hosts Exeter Chamber of Commerce summer networking lunch

June 23, 2016

WESC Foundation (WESC) played host to Exeter Chamber of Commerce’s June networking lunch, with 70 local businesses and professionals in attendance.

WESC is a school and college for young people and adults aged 5-25, and a specialist centre for visual impairment, based on Topsham Road, Exeter. Pre-lunch, guests were offered an optional tour of the facilities at the 14-acre campus to meet learners; find out more about the charity and the important work and services they provide.

Following a buffet lunch prepared by the WESC in-house catering team, a presentation was given by WESC Ambassador Chris Lorimer. He spoke about how WESC Foundation has excellent links with a number of external providers, giving learners an opportunity to gain work experience in the local business community. This was followed by a presentation by Jon Duckham - Fundraising Manager, WESC, on how Exeter Chamber members can get involved with the charity to raise much needed funds.

Derek Phillips, Vice President of Exeter Chamber of Commerce said: “It was a real pleasure to host the Chamber networking lunch at WESC Foundation this month. Hearing about the fantastic work they do at the centre was a real inspiration and we would encourage Exeter businesses to get involved with WESC.”

The next Exeter Chamber lunch will be taking place on Friday 8th July at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) from 12pm -2pm. The guest speaker for this lunch will be, Exeter MP, Ben Bradshaw who will be giving an update on current issues as well as taking questions from delegates. Members are urged to book early for this lunch as spaces are limited. To book a space, please contact the Chamber office on 01392 431133 or visit www.exeterchamber.co.uk / www.wescfoundation.ac.uk


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