Winter bag appeal launched

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Please help us with our Winter Bag Appeal during October/November.

We aim to give men and women being released from prison release or homeless packs (including essential items such as toiletries) and need your help to do this.

Please donate second hand/used (good condition) back packs, handbags or drawstring bags and unused/sealed toiletries.

The toiletries we need include:

- Toothbrushes

- Toothpaste

- Shower gel

- Sanitary products for women

- Sponges/face cloths

- Deodorant

These bags make a huge difference to the men and women leaving prison with nothing or very little, and it is particularly hard at this time of year with the cold, wet weather. It also means that they don't have to walk away for the start of their new life with just a plastic carrier bag and can choose their own bag.

If you can help please drop off your donations at the following locations:

HMP Holme House Visitors Centre (Holme House Road, Stockton) – 9 November 2020 between 10am and 12noon
HMP Low Newton Visitors Centre (Brasside, Durham, DH1 5YA) – 9 and 11 November 2020 between 10am and 12 noon

You can also contact our departure lounges at HMP Holme House (for men) on 01642 744080 or HMP Low Newton (for women) on 0191 3764232 if you would like to arrange alternative dates for drop offs or donations.

Thank you.