Clay Shoot and Black Tie Dinner 2016

The Annual Clay Shoot and Black Tie Dinner held on Friday 13th May at Berkeley Castle and the Folly raised over £30,000 for The Nelson Trust. 24 teams participated in the shoot, with Edward Notley Kent’s team winning the Richard Lister Trophy. 105 people attended the dinner in the Great Hall at Berkeley Castle. Jazz from The Delphian Singers enhanced the ambience and the evening was rounded off with an auction. The new Nelson Trust Grand Prize Draw was launched on the night. This will close on 30th November 2016, so there’s plenty of time to buy more when you attend another Nelson Trust event. This is your chance to win a brand new Peugeot 108 Active provided by Warners Motors. Read More

The Art of Recovery 2016

The Nelson Trust Women’s Centre in Brunswick Square is a very special haven for women who need extra support to get their lives back on track after dark times. Thanks to funding from Gloucestershire Community Foundation, some have been benefiting from art workshops with Stroud artist, Katie McCue, every Friday for the last year. Addiction, childhood trauma, abuse, violence, offending and mental health problems are very isolating, but the art workshops bring confidence, fresh focus and the opportunity to make new friends. This is what they say: Read More

Ecclesiastical Insurance

Staff at Gloucester-based Ecclesiastical Insurance have voted The Nelson Trust as their charity partner. It’s the perfect match. By working with The Nelson Trust, Ecclesiastical will be combining two goals: to preserve heritage; and to protect the vulnerable. For clients in rehab after years of addiction, The Nelson Trust Treatment Centre is a very special place for healing. But there’s one problem - it’s a listed building in need of TLC. Help is at hand from Ecclesiastical’s army of volunteers. They will transform the Centre from the inside out and even give the stunning hillside garden a makeover. Plans by garden designer and historian Marion Mako are now set to become a reality. Alongside its charity business, Ecclesiastical is well known for its specialist cover for historic buildings and heritage properties and can draw upon its expertise in this area to help plan and deliver the project. Read More

Call for volunteers for sex worker outreach project 2016

Karen Johnston, Sex Worker Outreach Co-ordinator at The Nelson Trust, is calling for volunteers to give just one evening a month to reach out to sex workers in Swindon and Gloucester. Read More

Family and carers' marketplace event

Join us for a free Family and Carers’ event at our Women's Centre, 1 Brunswick Square, Gloucester, GL1 1UG on 30th January, 10am-1pm Read More

A Story of Recovery - Emily Mason

Security is all young mother, Emily Mason*, really wanted when she arrived at the door of our Women’s Centre with her social worker, Kate. Emily was just nineteen. She had been living with abuse most of her life. In fear of her own front door, she developed mental health problems, including schizophrenia. Her alcoholic and violent partner controlled her life.  Read More

Pantomime 2015

On the 22nd December, Nelson Trust supporters, clients and friends came together to watch the most recent Nelson Trust production, a pantomime based on the story of Oliver Twist. Clients discovered new talents in script writing, drama, performance, and stage set design, as well as all the technical skills required to deliver a big production.  Read More

Howard League Awards 2015

Just one year after opening, The Nelson Trust Women’s Centre in Swindon came runner-up in the Women's Category at The Howard League Community Awards in London in July 2015. Sue Lee, Sex Worker Outreach Worker, and Lou Kuklinski, the Vice Liaison Officer at Wiltshire Police, have been supporting as many as 42 women in Swindon over the last year. Read More

Women’s Lives, Influencing Change, Wednesday 21st October: a national conference

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As women arrived at the Amnesty HQ Auditorium, the excitement was palpable – this was the first time that professionals, supporters, funders, academics and practitioners had been given the opportunity to inspire each other and share their work, experiences and stories. So what did all these women have in common? Read More

The Princess Royal visits The Nelson Trust 2015

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On Monday 21st September 2015, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal attended our Education, Training and Employment Centre at Hope Mills Business Park to meet trustees, staff members and clients of The Nelson Trust. Read More