10th October 2023


This week down at The Bridge Activity Centre our amazing Woodwork Team have created a beautiful Side table from a combination of an old scrap worktop that came from one of our beneficiaries and off cuts of wood donated to us from Crane Garden Buildings in King’s Lynn.

Over the course of a couple of weeks our talented veterans, Lenny and Jim, took the worktop, sanded it down and varnished it… taking great care with each step that they took.

Before the process began, the worktop didn’t look very promising at all… often we throw old bits of wood away but… in the world that we’re living in, we’re all encouraged to recycle and whilst some of us just saw an old piece of worktop with not much worth, our amazing Veterans saw it’s potential. 

Much like the repurposed wood, at The Bridge for Heroes we want our veterans to see their potential. Every veteran has a worth, a future and a purpose. If you are a veteran in a mental health crisis… you are not alone and you have a worth and a purpose.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and require immediate help, please contact 111 or the Samaritans- 116 123.

Need someone to talk to at The Bridge for Heroes?

0300 111 2030 or 01553 760230
Mon-Fri 9:00 - 16:00

We are so grateful for the donations we receive from Crane Garden Buildings in King’s Lynn; it enables our woodworking workshops to continue and develop for our Veterans.

Come and Join our Wood working team where you will receive help and guidance… no expert knowledge needed.

Woodwork - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10am-2pm.

As Time goes by…

Another week has gone by at Nelson House and oh how time goes by!

This week the Art team worked on some incredible water paintings with our tutor David Chapman. Here’s a painting finished by one of our regular Veterans- Bill.

Bill began by adding splodges of water paint to the paper, allowing time for it to dry and then gradually adding images over the top of the water paint to help to make sense of the shapes that he had either created or that had appeared by chance.

It’s amazing what a difference a little time can make. Out of the apparent chaos, Bill created a masterpiece, a work of Art… Something that he could be proud of. Something that we want for all our Veterans to feel and achieve.

Much like the painting, sometimes we need to take the time and care to shape our own lives… to see what we can make of it. Is life seemingly chaotic for you at the moment?... don’t worry it will soon take its own shape.

At the Bridge for Heroes, we’re here to help you discover what that shape might look like. Nelson House Activities Centre offers a range of activities including light lunches, drinks and the chance to socialise. Why not come and see?... Give it time, you too might be on the verge of a masterpiece.   



The Bridge for Heroes
52a South Clough Lane
King’s Lynn
PE30 1SE


01553 760230


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