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ABOUT US

Fine Cell Work is a charity and social enterprise which enables prisoners to build fulfilling and crime-free lives. We do this by training them in high-quality, skilled, creative needlework undertaken in the long hours spent in their cells to foster hope, discipline and self-esteem. Our aim is to allow them to finish their sentences with work skills, money earned and saved, and the self-belief to not re-offend. We also guide them towards training and support on release.

At the Fine Works Hub, a London-based workshop, we run our Open the Gate programme which provides work experience, formal training and employment to ex-prisoners.

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OUR MISSION, VISION & VALUES

OUR TEAM

BROWSE OUR FULL RANGE OF GIFTS AND CUSHIONS

 

Read about our stitchers in the prison stories section of the blog, learn about our HUMAN TOUCH exhibition at Sotheby's and follow the journey of a Fine Cell Work product: 


With many thanks to Quite Frankly Productions for creating this incredible Fine Cell Work animation.


 

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DONATE TO SUPPORT OUR WORK

You can easily make a donation online to support Fine Cell Work.

You can also donate by cheque, made payable to Fine Cell Work. Please also print out and complete a Gift Aid declaration form and send that with your cheque. Reclaiming Gift Aid from the government adds 25% to your donation for no extra cost.

Please send your cheque and Gift Aid form to:
Fundraising and Events Coordinator, Fine Cell Work, 14 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0QP.

If you have any queries about making a donation, or where your money goes, please contact the Events & Fundraising team on 020 7931 9998 or at events@finecellwork.co.uk.

VOLUNTEER WITH US

Volunteers are at the heart of Fine Cell Work and there are many ways in which you can get involved. Whether it's supporting our production team putting kits together, promoting the charity at one of our events across the UK, giving administrative support at Fine Cell Work HQ or even as a mentor to one of our ex-prisoners - we have a role to suit almost anyone!

Find out about current volunteering opportunities here, or contact volunteer@finecellwork.co.uk to discuss how you might be able to get involved.

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Fine Cell Work's mission is to expand the role of commercial, therapeutic, paid needlework throughout the UK prison system in order to create training, employment and rehabilitation for prisoners and ex-prisoners. In collaboration with leading contemporary artists and designers, our aim is to create beautifully stitched products, selling high-quality handmade British goods to the public and interior designers.

Our vision is to enable prisoners and ex-prisoners to build independent crime-free lives, through opportunity, purposeful activity and meaningful work. 

OUR VALUES

  • To rebuild lives
  • To create opportunities
  • To facilitate reintegration to society
  • Excellent in everything
  • To foster inclusivity, creativity and enterprise


      Our team

      Victoria Gillies
      Executive Director
      victoria@finecellwork.co.uk
      020 3262 0598  

      Katy Emck OBE
      Founding Director
      katy@finecellwork.co.uk
      020 3262 0592

      Mariana Spater
      Finance Director
      mariana@finecellwork.co.uk

      Jenni Parker
      Head of Programme Delivery
      volunteer@finecellwork.co.uk
      020 3262 0593

      Clare Cowburn Baker
      Design and Commissions Manager
      commissions@finecellwork.co.uk
      020 3262 0595

      Wendy Cramer
      Workshops and Training Manager
      workshops@finecellwork.co.uk
      0203 848 2182

      Lucy Doherty
      Sales and eCommerce Manager
      For product or sales enquiries - ldoherty@finecellwork.co.uk
      For press enquiries - communications@finecellwork.co.uk
      020 3262 0590 

      Kitty Moulton
      Production Manager 
      production@finecellwork.co.uk
      020 3262 0596 

      Katie Steingold
      Events and Communications Manager
      For events - events@finecellwork.co.uk
      For press enquiries - communications@finecellwork.co.uk
      020 3262 0597 

      Jordanne Cliffe
      Workshop Supervisor
      workshops@finecellwork.co.uk

      Annasofie Williams
      Production and Design Supervisor
      production@finecellwork.co.uk
      020 3848 2180

      Emily De-Allie
      Engagement and Support Officer
      apprentices@finecellwork.co.uk
      07908 793 403

      Georgie Barber
      Fundraising and Events Coordinator
      events@finecellwork.co.uk
      020 3262 0591

      Joel Brocklehurst
      Volunteer and Programmes Coordinator
      volunteer@finecellwork.co.uk
      020 3848 2183

      Eleftheria Oikonomaki
      Sales and Office Coordinator
      eleftheria@finecellwork.co.uk
      020 3848 2181

      Helsio Perestrelo
      Production & Facilities Officer
      helsio@finecellwork.co.uk

      OUR TRUSTEES

      Sophie Kingsley - Chair
      Edward Henry - Vice-Chair
      Andrew Murray - Treasurer
      Julian Diment
      Tabby Elwes
      Fiona Lees-Millais
      Kit Kemp MBE
      Miranda Kendall
      Cath Kidston MBE
      Cathy Robinson
      Emma Soames
      Nikki Wright

      OUR PATRONS

      Tracy Chevalier
      Dame Judi Dench CH DBE FRSA
      Kaffe Fassett
      Esther Freud
      Libby Purves OBE
      Gen the Lord Ramsbotham, GCB, CBE
      Isabella Tree