We are pleased to announce that the Friends have been given an award from the High Sheriff of Wiltshire to recognise the services of our volunteers in the area of criminal justice. We have been awarded a grant of £500 to support our ongoing work with prisoners and their families.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Carolyn Deverall, the newest addition to our trustee group. Carolyn is passionate about rehabilitation in the criminal justice system and brings a wealth of experience from working in law and public service. She has worked on many charitable fundraising events and also volunteers as a Samaritan. Carolyn will focus on our work with younger offenders.
Thank you to all our supporters who joined us at Dauntsey's School for a talk by Major General Peter Williams followed by supper on Friday 23rd March 2018. Over £9,000 was raised, which will go towards the all-weather sports pitch appeal, launched by the Friends last year.
The High Sheriff of Wiltshire, Penelope Marland has awarded the Friends of Erlestoke Prison an award to recognise and support our services to the community for our volunteering work in the area of criminal justice. The £500 grant comes from funds raised at The High Sheriff's Reception last summer. We are delighted to receive this award as recognition of the services that all our amazing volunteers continue to provide on a weekly basis.
Our Christmas Auction 2017 raised £4,662. Thank you to all those who placed bids and congratulations to all our winners. Auction items varied from holidays, hampers, bread making courses, helicopter rides, dinner in the prison, to a rare vintage whisky and a day at the races. A great start to 2018!