Our Founder, Belinda Southwell

At the end of May 2023, Belinda Southwell, our founder, ex-Chair and Trustee stepped down from our Trustee Board. The charity, as it is today, emerged from Belinda’s vision from 12 years ago when the charity was born. Its growth, development and successes are founded on Belinda’s passion to support the men of HMP Erlestoke and their families and we will continue to build on that foundation. Belinda has agreed to become one of the charity’s Patrons and we look forward to her ongoing relationship with the Friends.