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 Starting on Tuesday 13th March21st February 2018 - 6:37 pm

      Is your child, or a child 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 […]

  • A Busy Day at Nature and Nurture!12th December 2017 - 4:00 pm

    Its been a busy day at Nature and Nurture today . . . we had our quarterly Board meeting this morning, followed by presentation of a cheque for £500 from Dovefest (huge thanks to them!) then a delicious staff Christmas Lunch at the Shoulder of Mutton in Osmaston. Tonight we’re holding the last meeting of […]

  • Tribute to Tilly15th November 2017 - 5:36 pm
  • New Therapy Group Starts 28th November3rd November 2017 - 6:56 pm

    Is your child, or a child 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 […]

  • Every Little Helps!23rd October 2017 - 12:16 pm

    A huge THANK YOU to Moore & Moore Beer and other musicians who have raised a fantastic £550 for us by collecting loose change at their Bandstand Busks at Mercia Marina this year – its amazing how the coins have added up, and just shows that small donations can accumulate and make a big difference.  Heartfelt thanks […]