The Chair’s Blog

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  • Old Bailey Silk Scarves

    These beautiful pure silk scarves are now available from the S&R Fund gift shop.  The scarves, designed by the artist Matthew Lucraft, depict images of the Old Bailey, an iconic City of London landmark and the most famous courthouse in the world. All profits from the sale of these scarves will go to the S&R Fund.…

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  • Old Bailey Carol Service

    An audience of nearly 200 guests was treated again by the Old Bailey Choir to a candlelit festival of lessons and carols in the Grand Hall at the Old Bailey for the benefit of the S&R Fund. All the proceeds from a generous leaving collection and the sale of our gifts will enable the Fund…

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  • Duke of Edinburgh Cup

    The Recorder of London, HHJ Mark Lucraft KC, hosted a reception at the Old Bailey for the presentation of a cheque to the S&R Fund.  The funds had been raised at the Duke of Edinburgh Golf Day held at The London Golf Club in July 2023.  The Worshipful Company of Pewterers proposed the S&R Fund…

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  • National Prison Radio visit

    We had a very successful and informative visit to HMP Brixton to see and experience the excellent work that National Prison Radio, which is based here, is doing. The Fund gave a grant in 2023 to enable the Prison Radio Association to work with men to create new radio content. Prisoners visit the studios daily over…

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  • HMP Downview visit

    A group of Trustees and Advisory Council members spent an interesting morning at HMP Downview in the workshop of Making for Change (MFC), London College of Fashion’s social project. The MFC programme supports women prisoners to develop new skills, to build pride through the creative process, improve time management and build confidence through teamwork –…

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