"Of all the aesthetic projects offered down the years to capture the imagination and tame the frustration of prisoners, fine needlework is one of the oddest. Yet it has worked, and borne fruit, and perhaps after all it is not surprising. Prisons even at their best are stark and utilitarian places. The chance to create a piece of 'unnecessary' beauty and send it out into the world is at once a defiance of that environment, and a good use of the time spent there." - Libby Purves
Libby Purves OBE
Gen the Lord Ramsbotham, GCB, CBE
The Right Honourable Lady Justice Anne Rafferty DBE
Dame Judi Dench
Below is a list of our permanent office staff and our Trustees, but together these still make up a very small part of FCW; we couldn't do what we do without all our 200 volunteers.