Entries by frances

Local Mum Completes Fundraising Challenges

We are so touched that local Mum, Barbara Southam, chose Nature and Nurture as one of the organisations she wanted to raise money for in memory of her teenage son, Joe, who tragically took his own life in July 2014. Like us, Barbara is concerned by the acute lack of services locally able to offer […]

Summer Fete 16 July 2016

Thank you so much to everyone who came along to our first Summer Fete on Saturday, and to all our volunteers, friends, family and supporters who helped to make the day a great success. We’re pleased to say we raised £1115! Despite a soggy start to the day we had a good turnout, and were […]

We Did It!

After weeks of training, our plucky team of triathletes – Duncan Robb, Louisa Duckmanton, Lynn Furber, Kirsty Cooper and Frances Weston – completed the Ashbourne Triathlon on Sunday 22 May 2016.   Thank you so much to everyone who supported and encouraged us and helped us to raise a whopping £1212.50 for Nature and Nurture. […]


We were delighted to be invited to a special evening with DHL , Lou Macari and friends at Old Trafford on Saturday to see a screening of the film ‘Marvellous’ based on the life of Neil ‘Nello’ Baldwin. Nature and Nurture were chosen to be the recipients of the raffle proceeds and we’re delighted to announce […]

Towergate Care Awards 2016

  We are delighted to announce that our Managing Director and lead therapist, Frances, was one of three finalists in the inaugural Towergate Care Awards 2016, in the Creative Counselling Initiative of the Year category.   Frances was nominated by our external supervisor, Anna Pinkerton, primarily in recognition of her innovative work with Nature and […]

Inaugural Meeting of New Fundraising Committee

We are so grateful to the volunteer members of our new fundraising committee who gave up their time to attend the first meeting today.  They bring a wealth of talent, experience and enthusiasm to the table and with their help we are hoping to raise funds to enable us to offer our services to more […]

Our new Patron

  We are very pleased to announce that Lady Philippa Walker-Okeover has agreed to be a Patron for Nature and Nurture.  Lady Philippa, who kindly opened Sunshine Barn for us back in October 2013, has maintained a keen interest in our work ever since.  In her role as patron she will help us to raise […]

Thank You Pudsey!

We are delighted to announce that our application for funding to BBC Children in Need has been successful, and we have been awarded a total of £95,423 over the next three years! This means we will be able to build on the successful pilot we ran over the past year, and start seeing more children […]