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

  • Aromatherapy and Yoga on offer at our 2-day Therapy Group17th August 2018 - 8:01 pm

    Huge thanks to Natasha Restrick of Holistic Aromatherapy & Massage (Natasha Restrick) and Julie Bates of Little Lotus Yoga for Children for giving up their time this week to offer sessions on aromatherapy and yoga for the children who attended our 2-day therapy group. Both sessions were extremely powerful and the children loved them! They […]

  • SUMMER THERAPY GROUP FOR TEENAGERS STARTING SHORTLY25th May 2018 - 7:58 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 […]

  • Wild Mud Run – Osmaston Park – Saturday 24th March25th March 2018 - 7:40 pm

      For the second year running our wonderful patron, Philippa Walker-Okeover, got muddy in support of Nature and Nurture! This year she had support from friends Henrietta and Emma, and our very own Kirsty Cooper, and our volunteer Grace Wonder also joined in the fun supporting the runners as a marshal.  We are full of […]

  • Fundraising Ceilidh18th March 2018 - 7:34 pm

    Huge thanks to Miriam Ingram and the Harding family for organising a fantastic Ceilidh on Friday 16th March at Ashbourne Golf Club and donating a share of the proceeds to Nature and Nurture.  We are so grateful for your support!

  • 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 […]