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Prison Officers paddle out of lockdown!

07 MAY 2021

11 prison officers from HMP Pentonville plan to paddle out of lockdown on Sunday 16 May


11 prison officers from HMP Pentonville plan to paddle out of lockdown on Sunday 16 May. Putting their physical and mental capabilities to the test they will be taking part in the ‘Ultimate River Challenge’ to raise money for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice. The team will be canoeing over 100 miles of the River Wye, from Glasbury to Chepstow, through rapids and tidal areas, all to support their local children’s hospice.

HMP Pentonville has supported Noah’s Ark since 2008, raising an incredible £23,000 to support the children and families we care for.

Lockdown has not come without its challenges for the HMP Pentonville team, but Prison Officer Jason Brown explains: “We can’t wait to celebrate our exit from lockdown by experiencing one of the toughest water challenges in the U.K.  We have supported Noah’s Ark now for 12 years and it is a fantastic charity. Most of us have been training hard in the prison gym – we are raring to go!”

Megan Evans, Noah’s Ark’s Community & Events Manager said: “Lockdown has been especially challenging for many of the children and families Noah’s Ark supports. We are so grateful to the team from HMP Pentonville for this incredible act of solidarity.”

You can support the Pentonville team here: https://www.justgiving.com/team/teampentonville21

Good luck Team Pentonville from everyone at Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice!

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