Our charity of the month for April is New Bridge Foundation, which supports some of the most isolated and vulnerable people in the UK - those in prison. 98% of people currently detained in prisons in England and Wales will be released back into the community and research shows that maintaining quality social ties contributes to a reduction in reoffending. New Bridge Befriending, through letter writing and visits from volunteers, contributes to a reduction in the reoffending rates amongst people in prison who have no other opportunities to maintain social relationships. One of our congregation volunteered as a befriender for thirty years.
Find out more and donate at: www.newbridgefoundation.org.uk