Fund raising run held at HMP Leeds

Prisoners and staff at HMP Leeds took part in a 10km run in the prison’s grounds in order to raise money for a mental health charity.

Three members of West Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company’s Integrated Through the Gate team joined with prison staff and prisoners to take part in the run, which raised cash for Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM). Suicide is one of the biggest killers of men under 45 and the event raised awareness as well as much needed funds.

WY CRC’s Callum McAllister, High Intensity Transition Officer; Reuben Driver, Specialist Services Officer; and Liz Sunley, Strategic Manager, were part of the 38-strong team who completed the run.

Liz said: “It was fantastic to participate in a joint activity which united people in custody with staff from across the Criminal Justice Service to raises funds for an extremely important charity.

“The run itself was tough because it took place on one of the hottest days of the year. It was incredibly difficult with lots of uphill running. It was amazing to see staff and service users coming together to support each other in aid of a fantastic cause.”