Inmates at HMP Hatfield have been helping out a hospice with their handiwork
Top notch metalwork hand crafted by inmates at a Doncaster prison is generating much needed funds for St John’s Hospice.
The prisoners have donated some of the items they have made while studying for a City & Guilds welding engineering qualification at HMP Hatfield.
The latest batch of their handiwork – a collection of fire pits, wine racks, wall art, rocking chairs and decorative chickens – has the potential to raise over £250.
Fundraiser Lindsey Richards said: “Our relationship with HMP Hatfield started through Paul Newbury, of Novis, the prison’s education provider.
“Paul’s mum-in-law passed away at St John’s from cancer and he arranged for metal bullrushes and dragonflies to be made as a donation for our patient garden. Since then we have struck up a great friendship and appreciate everything he and the lads at the prison have done for us.”
The inmates are in the last 18 months of their sentence at HMP Hatfield, a category D prison.