Thank you to everyone who supported our Fonthill fundraiser on the 26th September and thank you to all the trustees, friends and dogs who completed one of the 3km, 10km or 20km walks! We raised just over £2,200. The money will boost our funds in preparation for restarting and maintaining our programmes within HMP Erlestoke.
Our Transport Scheme restarted on Monday 24th August following HMP Erlestoke's reintroduction of social visits. The scheme will run with fewer volunteer drivers as many have vulnerabilities to the Covid-19 virus. However, we are now recruiting for new drivers so that we can meet demand for lifts from prisoners' families.
All Friends of Erlestoke Prison programmes within the prison and our Transport Scheme stopped as from mid-March 2020. We await further guidance from HMPPS as to when they can recommence.
Thank you to all who bid in our Christmas Auction and congratulations to those who were the highest bidders. The Auction raised just over £2,500 and will contribute to the continuation of our programmes currently running in the prison.