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Cash boost for women prisoners charity
A DURHAM-based charity which supports female criminals on their release from prison has been given a cash boost.
Open Gate, which is based at Low Newton prison and young offenders’ institution, in Brasside, Durham, has received a £400 donation from Pertemps People Development Group (PPDG).
The firm runs a scheme through which its employees can give to worthy causes through their payroll setup.
Open Gate supports female offenders on their release from prison with essentials such as food, heating and baby clothes.
Carren Jackson, from PPDG, nominated the charity as a worthy recipient.
She said: “The women who’ve benefited from help range from 18 to 86; often finding it more difficult to access support than their male counterparts.
“A portion of our donation has already helped one woman buy baby clothes and another to buy heating tokens during the recent cold spell.”
Fiona Neasham, Open Gate project manager, said: “This money enables us to provide practical things.
“Such unrestricted contributions mean we can buy or provide items as and when they are needed.”
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