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
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Read about our stitchers in the prison stories section of our blog.

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Donate to support our work

You can donate easily online by clicking here.

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: Rosie Steel, 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 via 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 is 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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Our mission is to expand the role of commercial, therapeutic, paid craftwork throughout the UK prison system in order to create training, employment and rehabilitation for prisoners and ex-prisoners. In collaboration with leading artists and design experts, our aim is to become the country’s “go to” site for 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

       

      Katy Emck OBE
      Founding Director
      katy@finecellwork.co.uk

      Mariana Spater
      Finance Director
      mariana@finecellwork.co.uk

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

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

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

      Lucy Doherty

      Sales and eCommerce Manager
      For product or sales enquiries - ldoherty@finecellwork.co.uk
      For press enquiries - communications@finecellwork.co.uk

      Kitty Moulton

      Production Manager 
      production@finecellwork.co.uk

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

      Jordanne Cliffe
      Workshop Supervisor
      workshops@finecellwork.co.uk

      Annasofie Williams
      Production and Design Supervisor
      Production@finecellwork.co.uk

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

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

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

      Eleftheria Oikonomaki
      Sales and Office Coordinator
      sales@finecellwork.co.uk

      Helsio Perestrelo
      Project Assistant
      helsio@finecellwork.co.uk

      David Papworth
      Sales and Stock Administrator
      sales@finecellwork.co.uk

      Our Trustees

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

      Our Patrons

      Libby Purves OBE
      Kaffe Fassett
      Gen the Lord Ramsbotham, GCB, CBE
      Gavin Turk
      The Right Honourable Lady Justice Anne Rafferty DBE PC
      Dame Judi Dench CH DBE FRSA