We are pleased to announce the appointments of Eve McBride and Fran Bishop who have joined our trustee team. Eve is a semi-retired GP and will be overseeing our Transport Scheme. Fran is a Commercial Lawyer and will be overseeing our Origami Workshops and managing our contracts with our service providers. We welcome them both to the team.
Judith Squarey, who has been a Trustee with the Friends for over 5 years, retired from the role at the October 2019 Trustee meeting. Judith worked closely with RECOOP (resettlement and care of older ex-offenders and offenders) and the older prisoner group in HMP Erlestoke and organised many speakers for their meetings. Judith also worked closely with Sarah Gooch and the Salisbury Museum to plan the Cartes Postales fundraising event. Judith was a valuable member of the Trustee team and will be sorely missed. We wish her well in her retirement.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Primrose Campbell who has recently joined our trustee team. Primrose has had a varied career in politics, education and overseas charity/voluntary work. She is currently Head of Classics at Godolphin School in Salisbury. Primrose will be the lead trustee for new Friends of Erlestoke initiatives within the prison Education department.
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.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Carolyn Deverall, the newest addition to our trustee group. Carolyn is passionate about rehabilitation in the criminal justice system and brings a wealth of experience from working in law and public service. She has worked on many charitable fundraising events and also volunteers as a Samaritan. Carolyn will focus on our work with younger offenders.