The Nancy Oldfield Trust

The aim of the Nancy Oldfield Trust is to provide the opportunity for people who are disabled or disadvantaged to enjoy a day out on the water, try new activities, improve their self confidence and increase their environmental awareness.

Anyone who is disadvantaged, or has a disability; physical or emotional, temporary or permanent, regardless of their age can enjoy sailing, canoeing, pedal boating, paddleboarding, wildlife watching and motor boat cruises. You are very welcome to bring family members and carers with you!

We are entirely funded through donations, charitable trusts, grants and bequests. The actual cost of providing and an activity session  is £34 per person

Our registered Charity Number is 1068549.

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The Centre is situated in the village of Neatishead on Barton Broad. A fully accessible bungalow on site sleeps up to 10 in four bedrooms with en-suite wet rooms. Groups can stay for a weekend, or a week, and take advantage of all the boating activities while they are here.


Our Amazing Team

We have a small team of knowledgeable and qualified members of staff together with approximately 85 trained and experienced volunteers, who support the boating activities of the Trust. Meet our staff….

Stephen Bradnock
Stephen Bradnock
Charles Hare-Winton
Deputy Manager
Mark Elson
Deputy Manager
Vanessa Comer
Senior Water Activities Instructor
Rebecca Glossop
Emily Greves
Sarah Whelan
Sarah Whelan
Changing Tack Project Facilitator
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Karen Cubitt
Finance Assistant
Janet Johnson
Janet Johnson
John Robeson
John Robeson
Berwick Cottage Manager
Jen Peck

Our Trustees

  • Val Khambatta (Chair)
  • David Lennard-Jones (Vice Chair)
  • Simon George (Finance Director/Treasurer)
  • Hilary James (HR Director)
  • Diane Harber (Marketing Director)
  • Jasper Copping
  • Peter Hawes
  • Simon Smith
  • John Ash