Prisoners and staff team up at Doncaster jail for one million mile challenge

Prisoners and staff at a Doncaster jail joined forces to row and cycle one millions for charity.

Saturday, 6th April 2019, 09:14 am
Updated Monday, 8th April 2019, 17:49 pm

Inmates and officers at Doncaster’s HMP Lindholme came together for the event to raise funds for Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Carl Calvert, from Lindholme’s PE department said: “It was a tough challenge in that we had to cover one million metres on rowing machines and cycles in one day.

Prisoners and staff at Lindholme teamed up for the challenge.

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“It actually took approximately seven hours of none stop work.”

The event is expected to raise in excess of £700 for the YAA, which is Lindholme’s main charity for 2019.

He added: “I am particularly impressed at the generosity shown by the prisoners at Lindholme and the ability of the staff and prisoners to work together to achieve the goal.

“I feel it is a positive message to send out to the public to let them know there is constructive work taking place at HMP Lindholme by staff and prisoners at a time when the news in many prisons is not so positive.”