Our Chair, Angela Hughes presented to 400 Marlborough College pupils to share the work of the Friends and to give some insight into prisons in England and Wales.
Thank you to everyone who joined us at Dauntsey's School, West Lavington on Saturday 30th March for a joint fundraiser with Erlestoke & Coulston Cricket Club. Great night of food and comedy. The Friends of Erlestoke Prison benefited from a share of the profits based on ticket sales and we boosted our funds by £1,500. Thank you to the Cricket Club for inviting us to join the event and to all the performers who entertained us throughout the evening.
Thank you to those who joined us on the 11th March for supper and to hear Jonathan Aitken's talk entitled 'From Power to Prison to Peace' at Sarum College in Salisbury. Over 70 people attended and we raised the fantastic sum of just over £5,000; this will contribute to our all weather sports pitch fund.
At the end of 2018, Belinda Southwell stepped down from the role of Chair after 7 successful years. Angela Hughes, who supported Belinda in founding the charity in 2011 and has been a trustees since then, was appointed Chair in November 2018. Belinda has remained on the board of Trustees.