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Raising money for the Longford Trust

Some of our brilliant supporters contact us and want to volunteer to raise money for the Longford Trust through their own efforts. Nothing makes us happier.  People like Harry Wain, pictured above, who along with his friend Sheridan Wagstaff-Dent is running the Bath Half-Marathon on October 16 to raise funds for the Longford Trust. It is Harry’s second marathon for the trust. If you feel moved to support them, you can visit their fundraising pages by clicking on their names above. Is there a challenge you would like to undertake to help us help more young ex- and serving prisoners have a second chance through education?  If so, please contact Jill Dale.


Marathon Women

The McIlvaines (pictured right, mother and daughter, Middle Brook and Lil’ Brookie, to give them their family names) also planned to run a marathon to support us.  The Mount Desert Island half-marathon was to take place in the autumn of 2021 in Maine on the east coast of the United States.  The event was sadly cancelled; however, the McIlvaines ran the equivalent distance for us but not in a formal race.




Trustee Legwork

Alex Fletcher supporting Longford TrustAnd continuing the running theme – though, of course, you can do lots of other things to raise money for us as well as running – our trustee, Alex Fletcher (pictured right), inspired by the individuals above, climbed all the peaks over 1,000 feet in the Acadia National Park in Maine. The total distance equalled that of a marathon and the amount of climb was just over 7,000 feet which he completed in one day last autumn.



What Your Donation Can Do

  • £25 to purchase a specialist text book for a Longford Scholar.
  • £50 for our Scholarship Manager to visit a prison education department.
  • £100 for a Longford Scholar to come to London to attend the Lecture.
  • £250 for the cost of initial training for one mentor.
  • £500 to buy a lap-top for a Longford Scholar.
  • £1,500 for a Longford Scholarship over one academic year.

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