Prisoners at HMP Leeds along with their family's and the staff raised a staggering £1075.00 for the Radio Aire Mission Christmas Appeal . This is a considerable amount to say offenders earn an average weekly wage between £9 -£14 maximum.
Imagine the difference this will make to the lives of so many children now able to wake up to a gift on Christmas morning.
A family member stated “I would just like to let you know that I think you are doing an amazing job running the charity fundraisers and the tombola games on the visits. I think it is an amazing idea and a good way to raise money for the charity’s and making it fun for the families at the same time when we are visiting our loved ones. My little boy really looks forward to coming on the visits when you have the tombola’s going, it makes it much more a fun experience for him to come and see his dad and at the same time raising money for charity. I Have been visiting “HMP Armley” for many years and never seen anything like this in the prison before or any other prisons and think it would be great to see this in more prisons “