Inmates’ handiwork will raise valuable funds

Quality metalwork, hand crafted by inmates at a Doncaster prison, is set to generate more much needed funds for the hospice.

The prisoners, who are serving the last 18 months of their sentence, have donated some of the fire pits and decorative animal designs they have made while studying for a City & Guilds qualification at HMP Hatfield, a category D prison.

Rehabilitation assistant Natasha Shaw and staff nurse Hannah Craven are pictured with the donated metalwork, alongside the van from Thyme Served, the prison’s retail shop.

Rehabilitation assistant Natasha Shaw and staff nurse Hannah Craven are pictured with the donated metalwork, alongside the van from Thyme Served, the prison’s retail shop.

St John’s fundraiser Lindsey Richards said: “We are really grateful as their products are top notch, very popular and sell very quickly.

“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.”

  • If you are interested in buying one of the items, please ring the hospice fundraising office on 03000 214871/ 01302 796662
  • To find about becoming a sponsor or to fundraise for St John’s by holding an event, please contact the fundraising team on 01302 796662 or 01302 798391. Alternatively, you can donate here:

http://www.stjohnshospicedoncaster.co.uk/fundraise/donate/