About Wardens Trust

Wardens Trust was set up by Richard & Elspeth Gimson in 1991. Their vision was to offer recreational and outdoor facilities for children and adults with disabilities at this unique site.


Our Main Hall is situated on the cliffs between Thorpeness and Sizewell in a secluded site with access to the beach and a camping area. We have a large Hall with kitchen area, 12 bunk beds and fully equipped toilet, shower and washing facilities with wheelchair access.  Our Avocet flat is fully wheelchair accessible with wet-room, shower and hoists and a great place for a peaceful break in a unique location.

We believe that offering recreational and outdoor facilities and arts-based creative activities for children and adults with disabilities will be liberating and life enhancing. Overlooking the North Sea, our cliff top site means the beach is instantly accessible, in addition to the 4.5 acres of woodland surrounding the Hall.

The following people help to make Wardens Trust the great facility it is:


Bev Levett is our House Manager and will be your first contact point

Tel 01728 635731 |email wardensadmin@btinternet.com


Our Trustees

Chairman Dr Alexander Gimson as well as assisting with the running of The Wardens Trust Dr Gimson is a Consultant Hepatologist in the Liver Transplant Unit at Cambridge University Hospitals .

Wendy Orme is an artist who lives in Yorkshire and is a co-founder of The Great North Art Show in Ripon. She is also a Trustee of the Thornborough Heritage Trust and the Thornborough Trust

Caroline Dent lives in Hampshire and just retired after working as an administrator within the local Mental Health Trust

Dr Brian Hazleman is a retired Consultant Rheumatologist and past President of the British Society for Rheumatology.

Mrs Liz Jackman-Graham lives locally

Col Giles Stibbe


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