We are sorry that Sally-Anne has left the Transport Scheme Coordinator role and we would like to wish her every success in her new ventures. Thank you to Sally-Anne for all her support to the Scheme over the last 3 years.
We are pleased to welcome Shirley Carr who joined the Friends on the 30th March to take over from Sally-Anne.
We are pleased to welcome Sir Charles Hobhouse to the Friends as our newest Patron. Charles has recently stepped down from the role of High Sheriff of Wiltshire. He has a long standing interest in criminal justice, particularly prisons and mental health and was a keen supporter of the Friends during his time as High Sheriff. We are delighted that he has agreed to be one of our Patrons.
Thank you to everyone who attended the excellent talk given by Robert Gordon in October. We are pleased that this finally happened despite several postponements due to Covid.
Simon Petchey, who has been a Trustee with the Friends since 2015, retired from the role at our November 2021 Trustee meeting. Simon's role was to oversee the governance aspects of the charity but his knowledge of the prison, following his previous role as Independent Monitoring Board Chair at HMP Erlestoke, was invaluable to our charity. Simon was a respected member of the Trustee team and his contribution will be sorely missed. We wish him well in his retirement.
We are pleased to announce the appointments of Sue Weber and Charles Atterton who have joined our trustee team. Sue has a wealth of experience in managing accounts in professional service organisations and in the charity sector. Sue has taken over from Mark Mangham as our Treasurer. Charles is a retired CEO of a national clothing retailer following an earlier career as an investment banker. Charles has joined our Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) team. We welcome them both to our charity in their new roles.