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, fishing, bird watching and motor boat cruises. You are very welcome to bring family members and carers with you!
Read our latest Newsletter here
Read our latest Annual Review here
Read our Strategic Development Plan here
This video featuring Mik Scarlet is a really interesting account of his journey around the Broads and includes the Trust! Find us around 4 mins 53 secs in
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, a few days or a week, and take advantage of all the boating activities while they are here.
There is a reception area and office, and a large classroom also on site.
Our Amazing Team
We have three RYA Senior Instructors who, with the Centre Manager and a team of 40 trained and experienced volunteers, support the boating activities of the Trust. Part time staff include administrators, an accounts officer and a Changing Tack project manager.
changing tack project manager
- Val Khambatta (Chair)
- David Lennard-Jones (Vice Chair)
- Simon George (Finance Director/Treasurer)
- Liz Ollier (HR Director)
- Diane Harber (Marketing Director)
- Jasper Copping
- Peter Hawes
- Simon Smith
Over 6000 people come to the trust each year. Many of them are regular groups who come weekly or fortnightly throughout the year. In the Summer months we have school groups as well.
Monday to Friday we take groups out at 10.30 and 13.30 for around two and a half hours. We ask for a donation of £11.00 per person, with carers going free. However the minimum donation per boat is £22.00, so if there is only one person with a carer, we will ask you to pay £22.00. If you have difficulty with paying for boat trips or transport to get to us, please ask about our non means tested bursary scheme which may be able to help. We can arrange weekend cruises and sailing and with sufficient notice, we can be more flexible with timing.
Please contact us if you would like to arrange a trip.