Support for Dads service receives £2,500 grant from Winchester Rotary

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Our Support for Dads service has received a £2,500 grant from Winchester Rotary which will enable our Counsellor, Charlie Wright, to continue his work counselling and mentoring prisoners at HMP Winchester who are nearing their release date. The funding will make it possible for Charlie’s role at the prison to continue to the end of 2020.

Describing the impact of Charlie’s work, Prison Governor James Bourke said: “This work provides bespoke interventions for fathers in prison and continues after their release into the community. The hope, trust and advice provided by Charlie leads prisoners away from crime, preventing victims and bringing normality to troubled families. I am delighted that HMP Winchester is benefitting from the generosity of the Rotary Club who have funded the counselling for a further year.”

Pictured at HMP Winchester are: (L to R) Deputy Governor Susie Richardson, Friends of the Family Chair of Trustees Karen Hazlitt, Winchester Rotary President Mike Billington, Winchester Rotary Community Service Chair Ian Valentine, Counsellor Charlie Wright, and Winchester Prison Governor James Rourke.