BURTON Albion Football Club has partnered with Sudbury Open Prison to help with the rehabilitation of offenders and other community-based programmes.
The club and its charity arm, Burton Albion Community Trust, is working with the prison to help with the rehabilitation of offenders and other life skills to help with the transition back to life on the outside.
Burton Albion Commercial Director Fleur Robinson said: “We are delighted to be able to work with Sudbury Open Prison on this initiative. We are always open to ways in which we can support the wider community and this is a good example of how we can do that with the support of our community trust,”
Matt Hancock, BACT Head of Community, said: “When people are ready for release, one of the difficulties they face is making that step back into work and this enables us to offer a helping hand. Obviously, this is done in a very respectful and thought out way to ensure we safeguard both the football club and the individuals.
“It’s yet another example of the joined-up relationship between the club and community trust.”
Sharon Murray, Business and Community Engagement Manager at HMP & YOI Sudbury, said: “At HMP & YOI Sudbury we consider community partnerships fundamental to our success in supporting the rehabilitation of our men. We are extremely proud therefore of the partnership that HMP & YOI Sudbury has forged with Burton Albion Football Club and Burton Albion Community Trust. This demonstrates a real commitment to giving our men the very best chance of leading a crime-free life on release and making a positive contribution to society.”