“every prison should have a [Radio Wanno]” – “We never dreamed of a visit to Buck House as an outcome of our work”
Kevin, who manages the prison radio project for Media for Development, Simon and Donovan who work for project education partners A4E, started working together in 2008 on the Radio Wanno project have been awarded the group Butler Trust Award for ‘services to prison radio’.
Presented with their Award by the Princess Royal, who is patron of The Butler Trust, Donovan relayed their conversation “Her Royal Highness understood the importance for communication in a prison, and shared her understanding of the power of the radio project to help transform lives”
Simon added “she said every prison should have a [Radio Wanno] and sought assurances that we would continue to work together in the future and share our work with others”
The team alongside other Butler Trust Winners and Commended were treated to afternoon tea at Buckingham Palace as well as receiving their Butler Trust certificate and pins.
The Butler Trust Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding achievement by people working in prisons, youth justice, probation and criminal justice social work, across the UK.