Cycling for success: Supporting the rehabilitation of prisoners
8 December 2020
This December, our National Patient and Family Engagement Lead for Practice Plus Group’s Health in Justice, Michaela Booth, is cycling 100 miles per week to raise money for The Longford Trust; an organisation which helps to reform and rehabilitate prisoners and former prisoners by offering scholarships and mentorships to access higher education.
The Longford Trust helps to rehabilitate prisoners by offering those who have been to prison a second chance. Over the past 12 years, they have supported 200 young people, most of them in their 20s, to rebuild their lives through education after serving a prison sentence.
Michaela said: “As a former prisoner, The Longford Trust is an organisation close to my heart as I was fortunate enough to receive a scholarship award from them in 2017 for my undergraduate degree. This opportunity has helped me to go on to secure employment, buy my own house and continue my studies with a master’s degree! We know that education improves employment prospects and decreases the risk of re-offending, so the rehabilitative work of The Longford Trust is key in aiding a reduction in crime, victims and the cost of prison places”.
To support Michaela with her fundraising appeal, please click here to donate to The Longford Trust and help support the rehabilitation of prisoners and former prisoners.