Delighted to report our two newly released veterans are readjusting to life outside prison. We have provided clothing, a television and mobile phone in one instance which has been gratefully received. The B & B arrangement for our most recently released was extended until tomorrow (Monday 04 December) when he will assume residency at Simon Weston House, Southampton.
We have received requests from two HM Prisons to visit and introduce Project Phoenix and will comply early in the New Year.
Our first assignee is now two and half years’ post release and has not re-offended. A remarkable achievement especially when considering his criminal history. I’m sure you would wish to add your congratulations.
Our third assignee telephoned on Friday informing us of his new promotion, having worked for his employer for a period of two years post release.
For a growing number of our veterans, the determination to succeed clearly overcomes the numerous hurdles and challenges faced following release from prison.
We very much value all support given to the Charity especially expressions of kindness and generosity both of which have a rarity value and should therefore be treasured.
As a soul mate I’m mindful that the Argentinian submariners remain on patrol – my thoughts and prayers are with their loved ones.
“Of all the branches of men in the forces there is none which shows more devotion and faces grimmer perils than the submariners…………it’s hard sometimes, but as long as we remember them around the campfire, they will live forever”.
Live long and prosper