Winter bag appeal seeks donations

Thank you to everyone who has supported our Winter Bag Appeal so far. We have been overwhelmed with the response, particularly for the appeal at HMP Low Newton (women's establishment in Durham). 

Please donate second hand/used (good condition) back packs, handbags or drawstring bags and unused/sealed toiletries. These bags make a huge difference to the men and women leaving prison with nothing or very little, and it is particularly hard at this time of year with the cold, wet weather. It also means that they don't have to walk away for the start of their new life with just a plastic carrier bag and can choose their own bag.

If you can help please drop off your donations to:

HMP Durham visitors centre (Old Elvet, Durham) - Friday 27 November, 9.30am to 11.30am.

HMP Low Newton (contact and Holme House ( or are continuing to welcome
donations so please contact the teams to arrange collection or pick up.

Thank you for your support.