It’s been a productive time for the young men and female prisoners at Hydebank Wood College during the Covid-19 pandemic, with local frontline workers recipients of their efforts.
Demonstrating new ceramic design and baking skills, the inmates have made tea and coffee mugs and baked buns for local hospital nurses, shop and charity workers and firefighters.
Governor Gary Milling said, “Like many in our community over the past weeks and months, the young men and women in our care at Hydebank have been reflecting on the ‘hidden heroes’ who have been working tirelessly during the Covid pandemic. The gift of mugs and tray bakes was simply their way of saying thank you to those people.”
Rachael Dinsmore, Activities Governor at Hydebank, said: “During the Covid pandemic we ran a competition in partnership with Mugshots to design a mug with the ‘hidden heroes’ theme. This was open to all students, male and female, and generated considerable interest across the college. The winning design, created by one of the females, was printed on the new mugs.”
Along with mouth-watering tray bakes, also baked by a small group of females at Hydebank, the mugs were donated to firefighters at Lisburn Road Fire and Rescue Service station, shop workers at Tesco, Newtownbreda, Prison Fellowship workers at Donegal Street, Belfast and local hospital nurses.
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IMG 20200612 093542 - Hydebank Wood College said thank you to Lisburn Road Fire and Rescue Service for their tireless efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic with gifts of mugs and tray bakes made by prisoners, which were handed over to Green Watch members John Magee, Jimmy Rice, Mark McCormick, Andrew Sprules and Don Travis by Beverly McDonald and Beverly Patterson, form Hydebank Prisoner Development Unit, Hydebank, and Rachael Dinsmore, Activities Governor, Hydebank.
IMG 20200612 144654 - Hydebank Wood College said thank you to Tesco shop workers for their tireless efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic with gifts of mugs and tray bakes made by prisoners. These were handed over to Tesco, Newtownbreda, management Paul Molloy, Briege Morris and Eunice Sloan by Beverly Patterson, Prisoner Development Co-ordinator, Hydebank, and Rachael Dinsmore, Activities Governor, Hydebank.
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