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.
Our most ambitious project to date, we are working to raise £500k to build an all-weather sports pitch in HMP Erlestoke. Such a facility would not only provide real benefit to the prisoners, but also to staff, especially in the building of relationships. It would provide access to a broad range of sports activities and opportunities to achieve sport/lifestyle qualifications. Over £80k had been pledged or donated so far. If you would like to support our appeal, please click [here.](https://www.friendsoferlestokeprison.com/donate.html)
Thank you to all our friends and supporters who joined us at [Fonthill House and Garden](https://www.fonthill.co.uk) on Sunday the 3rd June. The weather was fabulous and we hope that you all enjoyed the stunning gardens, refreshments and stalls. We were delighted to raise just over £4,600!