The Hardman Trust Awards

On Friday 12 August, HMP Castle Huntly hosted a ceremony for a number of individuals in our care who have been given  Awards.

The Awards provide financial support to those nearing the end of long-term sentences, who have shown themselves to be working hard to equip themselves to lead a fulfilling and productive law-abiding life post-release.

These can be made for a wide range of purposes, including business start-up tools such as a laptop and printer; tools for many different trades; work clothing; support costs for academic courses; HGV training and many other vocational courses.

Two of the recipients in our care received baking equipment and cross-stitch and knitting supplies. One explained, “This means I can go to college, get some qualifications, and hopefully set up my own business selling baking from home, and maybe even a catering truck.”

HMP Castle Huntly’s Deputy Governor, Paul Yarwood, highlighted the importance of the awards and how “people who have worked really hard to get to where they are today, get that additional support. I think they should be really proud of themselves.”

To the recipients, Kerryn Wotton, Chief Executive Officer of the Hardman Trust said, “I hope you take a moment to congratulate yourself for the journey you have been on. I know there’s another exciting journey ahead.”

For more information on the Hardman Trust and the support they provide to people in custody, please visit their website: The Hardman Trust

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