Breathing Space: Therapeutic Woodland Retreats

by The Open Nest Charity in Whitby, England, United Kingdom

Total raised £815

raised so far

+ est. £116.25 Gift Aid



The Open Nest Charity is fundraising to offer 20 BREATHING SPACE woodland retreats to individuals and families affected by traumatic events

by The Open Nest Charity in Whitby, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 10th May 2021 we'd raised £785 with 22 supporters in 56 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

1615830942_7406c02c-3177-4307-b9e6-08fdd0433394.jpegTHE OPEN NEST CHARITY

We are a group of charity trustees and volunteers with personal experiences of dealing with traumatic life events. We specialise in supporting those affected by adoption, fostering and care experiences.


Trauma is not something that can be cured and it can lead to ongoing and severe anxiety related disorders and PTSD. Strategies can be found to help individuals and families to cope more easily with the affects of trauma.


The Open Nest Charity has been supporting others through its work for over 7 years. Families and individuals dealing with the after effects of traumatic events can find themselves very isolated. Children can be greatly misunderstood at school and in wider communities.

This year, especially following the challenges of covid 19 we would like to offer woodland retreats to those who have been extremely isolated and desperate for support.


Our retreats are for up to five people and give both adults and children space to breath in nature, calm their anxiety, be creative, be cared for and nourished. The retreats are tailor made to suit individual and family circumstances. Those participating in our events and retreats report feeling less isolated, better understood, calmer and more cared for.


The cost to provide the retreats including accommodation, therapeutic care, massage, nutritious food, creative activities and welcome packs is £350 per night for up to 5 people. This is very cost effective support and the Open Nest Charity has a proven track record of providing quality trauma aware care.


Fundraising is hard in these difficult times as most of us have been financially affected in some way. However every little really does help ❤️


This project offered rewards

£50 or more

2 night woodland retreat in private woodland.

Each person who makes a £50 or more donation will be entered to win a 2 night woodland retreat. This includes a heated tent with woodburner, bedding and towels, firewood, gas, a picnic hamper of local food and candles. Our tents are comfortable with proper beds and are set in 10 acres of woodland near to the coast at Robin Hoods Bay. The area is one of outstanding natural beauty with wonderful walks and beautiful beaches.

Show your support

Payment and personal details are protected