Our Patron

Lady Philippa Walker-Okeover

“I was delighted to be asked to be involved in Nature and Nurture, and lend my support to such a worthwhile cause. It seems quite plain to me that an avenue where a child experiencing challenging times can open up to a caring professional, who can listen and help,  is an absolutely invaluable service to our local community.”

Lady Philippa, who kindly opened Sunshine Barn for us back in October 2013, has maintained a keen interest in our work ever since and became our Patron in January 2016.  She helps us to raise awareness of the services we offer as well as lending her support to our fundraising efforts – both as a member of ‘Friends of Nature and Nurture’ (our fundraising committee) and even taking part in the occasional fundraising challenge herself.  Here she is after completing the ‘Wild Mud Run 2017’, a 5k Obstacle Race and fun mud run!

Latest news

  • New Therapy Group for 8-12 year olds14th July 2017 - 12:35 pm

    Its hard to believe a year has passed since we ran our first 2-day therapy group during the school holidays last year!  It was such a success that we are doing it again this year on Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th August. This group is aimed at 8-12 year olds, and children must be able to […]

  • Local Couple hold Open Garden for Nature and Nurture11th July 2017 - 1:28 pm

    We are so grateful to local couple Juergen and Allie Klein, who very kindly opened their beautiful garden to visitors on Sunday 2nd July to generate funds for Nature and Nurture.  They raised a fabulous £659.47!  Here is a selection of pictures from the event.  We are delighted that Allie is now going to join […]

  • New Therapy Group for Teenagers Starts on June 8th22nd May 2017 - 5:18 pm

    Is your teenager, or a teenager you know, struggling with an emotional issue or mental health difficulty at the moment? Perhaps they have experienced a bereavement, family break up, bullying or other upsetting situation and are feeling very sad, or it has affected their confidence or self-esteem. Maybe they are feeling anxious, and this could […]

  • TV Auctioneer to Support our Fundraising Ball2nd May 2017 - 6:40 pm

    We are delighted to announce that Charles Hanson, star of tv’s Bargain Hunt, Flog It!, The Antiques Road Trip and Celebrity Antiques Road Trip, has very kindly agreed to be the Auctioneer for our auction at our fundraising ball to be held on 22 September 2017 at Osmaston Park! Now all we need are a […]

  • Bertha Passes KC Bronze Test11th April 2017 - 12:53 pm

    We’re so proud of little Bertha who passed her Kennel Club Bronze obedience exam this evening (despite having a broken tail!) successfully completing another step on her journey to becoming a therapy dog.