Lions donation to make prison visits more positive

Lions presentation to the children's corner with Hayley Kilkeny East Riding Children's Centre, David Lanham Operations Manager & Marcella Goligher Deputy Governing Governor

Lions presentation to the children's corner with Hayley Kilkeny East Riding Children's Centre, David Lanham Operations Manager & Marcella Goligher Deputy Governing Governor

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Children who visit family members at Full Sutton Prison will benefit from new play equipment donated by Pocklington and District Lions Club, designed to make the experience more positive and less traumatic.

Organised through a partnership between Pocklington and Stamford Bridge Children’s Centres, the development of the new facilities at the prison aim to give children the opportunity to maintain a meaningful relationship with their family member.

Janet Black, children’s centre leader, said: “We are very grateful to the Lions for their generosity. This equipment will give the children a lot of enjoyment and make visiting the prison a less stressful experience.”

Research shows that it is very important for children to have positive contact with their father and that experience can reduce re-offending.

Full Sutton Prison would like to welcome the local community in to the visits centre and Pocklington and Stamford Bridge Children’s Centre will be running a toy library session from the prison on the second Tuesday of the month starting from October.