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.
Thank you to everyone who joined us at our Christmas Concert with Wessex Male Choir and Bratton Silver Band, on the 16th December at Edington Priory Church. A grand total of £6,500 was raised from ticket sales and donations. Thank you to all the performers and our group of volunteers who supported the event.
The Friends were delighted to host a visit from The Duchess on the 18th November. The Duchess was welcomed by our Patron, Robert Hiscox, who is also the Deputy Lieutenant of Wiltshire and Dave Quinnell, Acting Governor of HMP Erlestoke. The Duchess visited the Education Department, the bricklaying and plastering workshop, the Chapel, the Visits Hall and the Visitor Centre. She met with prison staff, offenders and Friends of Erlestoke Prison trustees and volunteers and was shown examples of the Friends' work with offenders and their families.
Thank you to the 48 bridge players who joined us at the Hospital of Saint John, Heytesbury for this event, which raised just over £900! Thank you also to all the kitchen helpers who worked tirelessly to make and serve tea, sandwiches and cakes to the players.
Thank you to every-one who attended and supported this event which, together with the auction, raised over £10,000. A special thanks to The Lord Margadale of Islay, who provided the beautiful Bake Barn for the event.