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.