County business brains test their wits at Willans’ charity quiz for The Nelson Trust

County business brains test their wits at Willans' charity quiz for The Nelson Trust Read More

From High Court to high notes, Willans’ candlelit carols in aid of charity

Festive singing was brought to Cheltenham College Chapel last night (15 December 2016) when Gloucestershire law firm, Willans LLP, partnered with its chosen charity of the year to stage a candlelit carol concert. Read More

Dan Snow delivers a riveting lecture for Nelson Trust supporters

On 18th November 2016 The Nelson Trust’s Fundraising Committee hosted their Annual Lecture and were delighted and honoured to be joined by Broadcaster and Historian, Dan Snow. The lecture took place a hundred years to the date of the end of the Battle of the Somme. Read More

Duchess of Cambridge visits Gloucester women's centre 2016

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On 4th November 2016 Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge attended The Nelson Trust Women’s Centre in Gloucester to meet Trustees, volunteers, staff members and women using the centre.  Read More

Building Bridges Partnership

We're proud to announce that we've been selected to be part of a pioneering programme to open up opportunities for vulnerable women in Swindon and Wiltshire. Read More

Sex Worker Outreach Project wins Big Lottery funding

We’re proud to announce that The Big Lottery Fund has awarded us £499,793 to expand a project supporting women involved in on and off-street sex work in Gloucester and Swindon. These women are extremely vulnerable, and in very real danger of violence and exploitation, but we’ve been running a late night drop-in twice a week in the red-light districts of both towns. This new boost will enable us to extend our reach across Gloucestershire and Wiltshire and increase the drop-ins to three nights a week. Each week, the team provides everything from nutritious food and drink to clothes and toiletries, safety advice, sexual health information, alarms and condoms. More importantly, there is a listening ear. These women are deeply isolated and stigmatised, but now, with our joined-up approach, they will have an open door to a supportive community and much-needed practical and emotional support at our two award-winning Women’s Centres. Ultimately, we aim to get them into their specialist abstinence-based residential rehabilitation, bringing healing from trauma and freedom from the past. Read More

Law Firm Willans lends helping hand

Lawyers are drawing up a new programme of fundraising events after choosing The Nelson Trust as their charity of the year. The team of around 80 staff from Gloucestershire law firm Willans LLP are planning quizzes, raffles, concerts and competitions to raise money for the local charity. Read More

Annual Draw

Your chance to win a brand new Peugeot 108 Active worth £8,500. Purchase your £10 ticket here. Read More

Remembering Richard Lister

Friends of our late Chair, Richard Lister, gathered at Stinchcombe Golf Club on 29th June for a commemorative fundraising golf event. Organised by Rhod Bradley Jones, they raised £1,000 to support families struggling with addiction. Despite the atrocious weather conditions, a great day was had by all and, fittingly, the winner was Richard's son, Rob Lister. CEO John Trolan thanked everyone, particularly Rhod who came up with the idea. John explained, "we also appreciate these opportunities to pause and remember the extraordinary contribution that Richard Lister made to The Nelson Trust." He reminded all Richard's friends that this was a great warm up for the Richard Lister Memorial Trophy on the 16th September at Minchinhampton Golf Club and he hoped to see them all there.  Read More

Garden Day 2016

This Anglo-Palladian façade really does take your breath away. First impressions count, but there was (literally) nothing to disappoint, apart from our good old English weather of course. Built in 1752, this is the magnificent home of Roger Seelig and Claire Ward Thomas. They certainly did our supporters proud at our private viewing of house and garden on 14th June 2016. Roger was the perfect guide, introducing everyone to his wonderful collection of eighteenth century bronzes, paintings, prints and furniture. So, you would think it would be downhill all the way after that, but no, we were then treated to parkland and gardens enough to give some kings and queens serious house envy. The Victorian walled vegetable garden was one of the tidiest many had seen for years. So much love and care has gone into this very special place. Read More