The Award Ceremony

The Award Ceremony is held at a prison and it is a celebratory event to which, award winners, their friends and family, prison and education staff members, donors to and supporters of The Hardman Trust are invited.

Commendatory certificates signed by our Patron, Lord Woolf, are presented to award winners and citations, listing their achievements, are read aloud to those assembled.

The Award Ceremony is generally followed by a lunch where guests can mingle and meet previous award winners as well as members of the Hardman Trust Board.

The event is hosted by the Governor of a prison, is informal in style, and a great morale-booster for all who attend.

The Award Ceremony, written by an award winner

“Three guys from Leyhill had the honour of receiving an award this time round and all attended the award ceremony at HMP Highdown along with men and women from other prisons across the country.

The ceremony itself was pleasant; the Secretary of the Hardman Trust, Mr Ian Wilson, read a short commendation about each prisoner and a certificate was presented by the High Sheriff of Surrey.

Grants were awarded for a variety of different purposes; work equipment, educational course funding….even an electric guitar. All proven through hard work and dedication whilst in custody, and justified by each individual’s plans for the future.” 

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