Archived News July 2015

Prison in-reach - helping mothers reunite with their children

Earlier this year, we were awarded a grant to support in-reach to Gloucestershire residents at HMP Eastwood Park by our long-standing supporters The Summerfield Trust. Here is a story of Lorraine who was one of the first to be impacted by this new in-reach project. Read More

The Nelson Trust hosts record-breaking numbers at their 30th Anniversary reunion and fete

Record-breaking numbers of past clients and their families celebrated our 30th Anniversary on Saturday 11th July. 170 people came from all corners of the UK to celebrate this very special landmark and their own recovery from addiction. Our founder, Mary Brash who lives just up the hill in Amberley, cut the huge cake. She was presented with some flowers in acknowledgement of all the hard work that she and her husband put in to get the charity set up back in 1985. A fantastic spread was laid on by The Nelson Trust’s most recent project, The Hub Bistro, a newly-opened café in Gloucester with an outside catering service. We all finished lunch with the usual Serenity Prayer and went into an all-singing, all-dancing bonanza of a Fete and Family Fun Day. Read More

30th Anniversary Story - Lorna

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Lorna Higgs (51) understands that you’re not born with mental health problems – she knows from experience that trauma causes them. Lorna now lives contentedly in the very road in Oxford where her mother and grandmother grew up. At the age of 11, she won a scholarship to a private school, but drink ruined her life. Read her story to find out how change is possible: Read More