Nelson’s Journey

Nelson’s Journey is a Norfolk charity, supporting children and young people who have experienced the death of a significant person in their life e.g. parent, sibling or best friend.  Children we support have displayed signs of grief which include anxiety, loss of appetite, bed wetting, depressive moods, lack of concentration and school refusal.

Nelson’s Journey aims to improve the emotional well-being of bereaved children by increasing their confidence and self-belief, providing education about the causes of death, enabling families to talk openly about their bereavement.  They also provide opportunities to remember those who have died and help children to express and understand their emotions.

The vision of Nelson’s Journey is of a Norfolk where no bereaved child (0-17yrs inclusive) has to cope alone with their loss and will have the support they need to move forward positively with their lives.  Their ambition is perhaps best summarised by our strap line:  bringing back smiles.


What an entry or donation would mean to us

You could be part of something amazing and help us bring back smiles to Norfolk’s bereaved children.  Register to take part in Tour De Broads, support Nelson’s Journey and be part of ‘Team Smiles’.  We will provide you with encouragement during your training and will be on the course to cheer you on.  All funds raised will support our direct work with Norfolk’s bereaved children, helping young people move forward positively from one of the most challenging life experiences any of us will face.

To register to support Nelson’s Journey please email or call 01603 431788.  We have a limited number of free places available which will be issued on a first come first served basis.

Download our sponsorship-form

Nelson’s Journey is reliant on support from individuals, groups, businesses and charitable trusts to continue its work with Norfolk’s bereaved children and young people.  The potential outcomes for some children from the most disadvantaged backgrounds can be dire, they may make negative choices in life – experiment with drugs, become involved in crime or become pregnant as teenagers.  The work of Nelson’s Journey is preventative and could save society thousands of pounds in the future if at risk young people move forward positively from their experience.

Nelson's Journey