Haberdashers' Grant Helps 10,800 People in Prison to Learn to Read

In September 2020 the Haberdashers' Benevolent Foundation celebrated the end of a 3-year grant of £45,000 to the Shannon Trust, a charity that teaches people in prison to read. Since then, 10,800 prisoners have benefited, vastly enhancing their prospects.


"I feel more confident with writing letters to my family and friends and look forward to the replies. I know there’s still a long road ahead but I’m pleased I’ve made my first steps. I hope to continue with my learning whilst in prison.”


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"I can now read a goodnight story to my daughter. I’ve never read to my kids before.”