This organisation offers new skills and possible employment opportunities to prisoners within a number of prisons in the north of England. It also runs projects in local communities for vulnerable people, and for specific groups. The focus of the work is on renewing and repairing bikes or wheelchairs, which are then either sold in the MCF shop, to generate income for the charity, or donated to partner charities who distribute them to people in need, mainly in developing countries.
A general contribution of £6,000 was offered towards Margaret Carey Foundation’s work at the October 2018 meeting of Trustees. This will help to maintain the prison-based projects, and provide help in the rehabilitation of offenders. An average 115 men currently participate in prison workshops which help to build a sound work ethic, develop inter-personal skills and confidence, and give individuals a sense of ‘giving something back’ through helping others.