Thurstan Crockett, abob’s Community Mentor for the SW, and abob Cornwall’s Richard Good were interviewed for The Festival of Discovery about abob. It’s great to hear what they have to say. ‘Imagine in indigenous tribes,’ says Thurstan, ‘young men of the village were sent out to face death, we don’t put our young men through that but we do put … Read More
Conroy Harris, abandofbrothers’ CEO, was invited to speak as part of a panel on the theme of male violence on Radio 4’s Women’s Hour this morning. You can listen to the episode below.
We are proud to have been featured in the Bristol Magazine this month. A great opportunity to hear from Hugh Newton, our Head of Programmes and Training, about how we create lasting community and have continued to suppoort young men throughout the current lockdown. The full article can be read here.
Each year the Kindred Spirit Awards celebrate those who make a positive difference in people’s lives. We’re delighted that abandofbrothers has been recognised as making a significant impact in the lives of others and shortlisted for the Community Initiative Award! The closing date for votes is 30th June and you can support abandofbrothers by voting here
Searching for hope As the impact of Covid-19 unfolded, and we moved into lockdown, I searched for hope. I summoned an image of humanity, pulling together to face the challenges with integrity and generosity. Yet, this was really a way for me to manage and balance out my fears that society would go feral. I’m still hoping that positive qualities … Read More
A typical day used to involve teaching survival skills on a remote moor, or paddling his canoe down the Carrick Roads, but Stacey Allsop is now one of a huge team of volunteers that are delivering prescriptions to people who are shielding or self-isolating due to Covid-19. Read full story here: http://www.cornwallvsf.org/from-teaching-survival-skills-to-delivering-prescriptions-a-volunteers-story/
ABoB Manchester are attending the Crime and Justice Networking & Learning Fair on 18 March 2020 at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation are supporting the Fair with stalls and presentations on their research and new initiatives such as the HMPPS Insights ’20. The Fair will provide opportunities for criminal … Read More
We are grateful to one of our newest volunteers, the regarded journalist Nirpal Dhaliwal, for being courageous and willing to undertake his own Rites of Passage weekend. He subsequently wrote the following article which captures both the spirit and the intention of our work, whilst being sensitive to the stories and journeys of both the participants and staff.