The Nelson Trust is a charity that brings belief, hope and long-term recovery to people whose lives have been torn apart by addiction and the multiple and complex needs that come with it. It provides residential addiction treatment to men and women, as well as a range of other services nationally including specialist women’s centres.
Nelson Trust worker, Jessica Blunden, is taking part in the charities Dive to Make a Difference fundraiser, in which she’ll be doing a skydive in Salisbury on June 26 to raise money for the trust. Jessica works in the Somerset Women’s Centre which is based in Bridgwater. The Women’s Centre provides a women-only space for vulnerable women across Somerset with multiple complex needs, where they can access a wide range of support services in a safe environment.
Jessica has worked at the trust for just over two years as part of the Support, Help and Engagement programme which aims to divert women away from the criminal justice system. Jessica says “I’m passionate about supporting and empowering women through my work. I’ve seen first-hand the difference that our work has on women’s lives and hope that we can continue growing our reach.”
Being a charity, The Nelson Trust relies on fundraising activities to enable them to continue delivering their life changing work in communities across England. As little as £100 funds six weeks of caseworker support for women experiencing domestic or sexual abuse, helping them to address past trauma and build confidence to make positive change.
You can show support for The Nelson Trust and to Jess by sponsoring her to Dive to Make a Difference here: https://nelsontrust.enthuse.com/pf/jessica-blunden-3a598
More information about the trust is available online at: https://nelsontrust.com/