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!
Our Christmas Auction 2017 raised £4,662. Thank you to all those who placed bids and congratulations to all our winners. Auction items varied from holidays, hampers, bread making courses, helicopter rides, dinner in the prison, to a rare vintage whisky and a day at the races. A great start to 2018!
We are delighted and extremely grateful to the Rt Revd Dr Edward Condry, Bishop of Ramsbury who has raised over £7,000 for the Friends by cycling to Rome. A famously keen peddler he undertook the whopping 1,200 mile journey to support our work in HMP Erlestoke. The journey started on the 7th July and lasted 14 days.