Hats for HMP Wandsworth Christmas Appeal 2022
The chaplains at HMP Wandsworth led by Liz Bridge, the Quaker Chaplain, are once again heading up a campaign to give a hat to each prisoner for Christmas. The target is 1,600 in time to hand out in the days running up to Christmas.
As per two years ago when we last ran the campaign, there are rules to the types of hats we can accept. These rules are from the prison in order to keep everyone safe. The rules are:
• NO black or white hats
• NO peaked hats
• NO ear pieces
• NO hats with slogans
BUT YES PLEASE to lovely warm beanies or bobble hats! Knitted, bought, crocheted or pre-loved in good conditions – all are very welcome.
Please drop off or send your hats to:
• Visitors Centre Wandsworth Prison, 17 Heathfield Road, London SW18 3HR – if sending please mark ‘Hats appeal – FAO Liz Bridge, Quaker Chaplain.’
• 13 Fawe Park Road, London SW15 2EB – if sending please mark ‘Hats appeal’.
• 11 Fieldhouse Road, London SW12 0HL – if sending please mark ‘Hats appeal’.
If you would like to help beyond just hats, they now have a new charity running for the prison called Wandsworth Prison Welfare Trust. The website will be launched soon but if you have even £5 to give, they are a proper charity and you can recover gift aid. The easiest way to give is online via Givey: https://www.givey.com/wandsworthprisonwelfaretrust