The Nelson Trust has been kindly donated 40 pairs of second hand steel toe capped boots by the local Furniture Recycling Project in Gloucester. These boots can now be used by clients for Outward Bound activities and gardening projects at The Star Centre, where clients are able to attend courses and workshops to develop their skills and knowledge which will be of benefit to them once they leave The Nelson Trust.
Nick, who is a former client and works in our woodwork workshop once a week, also volunteers at the Furniture Recycling Project in Gloucester. His boss asked if The Trust had a use for these boots which were no longer required as part of a clear-up at their premises. Nick’s boss rated him very highly for the hard work he puts in at the recycling project and has invited The Nelson Trust to talk to him about taking on more of our clients to volunteer there. To find out more about the Furniture Recycling Project (FRP) click here.
The boots will make a huge difference to the clients who will be able to safely participate in activities which are beneficial to their treatment and preparation for life after The Nelson Trust. You can find out more about the work The Nelson Trust delivers as part of the Education, Training and Employment (ETE) programme by clicking here.