Nelson's Journey

In November 2015 the Rotary Club of King's Lynn donated a cheque to the King's Lynn branch of Nelsons Journey and made a pledge to give further support at a later date.

The photograph taken at The Norfolk Hospice (where Nelsons Journey has a facility) is of:    left - Michael Pellizzaro, President of the Rotary Club of King's Lynn and Adam White, Children's Support Worker for Nelsons Journey - the cheque is for £500

In November 2015 the Rotary Club of King's Lynn donated a cheque to the King's Lynn branch of Nelsons Journey and made a pledge to give further support at a later date.

 

During a ladies supper evening in July, representatives from the Charity attended and gave a presentation on the work of Nelsons Journey which supports bereaved children and young persons and explained the need for certain items which would be invaluable to the staff and children.   (an extract from their website explains the objectives and work of Nelsons Journey is below).

 

The pledge for further support was followed up with a presentation of a cheque for £500 which allowed the charity to purchase the items they needed and a further pledge has been made to fund a visit to the pantomime later in the year.

 

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EXTRACT FROM THE CHARITY'S WEBSITE:

Where it all began

In the mid 1990’s a group of social workers attended a social services training course at Caistor Hall, Caistor St Edmunds, Norwich where they learnt about Winston’s Wish, a charity supporting bereaved children in Gloucestershire. Several people attending the course including some who had personal experience of supporting bereaved children felt strongly about the need to develop a similar service in Norfolk and as a result, Nelson’s Journey was born and registered as a charity in November 1997.

The name Nelson’s Journey was chosen to inspire the two main aspects of the charity – we are local, hence the use of Norfolk’s own Admiral Nelson, and ‘Journey’ was chosen as bereavement is a journey which begins the minute your loved one dies and lasts a lifetime.

The work that the group began all those years ago continues and Nelson’s Journey has gone on to grow year-on-year.

 

Our vision is of a Norfolk where no bereaved child (0-17yrs inclusive) has to cope alone with their loss and have the support they need to move forward positively with their lives.