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!
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!