12 December 2019
Prisoners’ Education Trust’s BBC Radio 4 Appeal airs this Sunday 15 December, presented by columnist, broadcaster and novelist Grace Dent.
The Appeal, a weekly programme highlighting the work of a charity, will go out on BBC Radio 4 on Sunday at 7.54am and 9.25pm and again on Thursday 19 December at 3.27pm.
Grace Dent is The Guardian’s restaurant critic and has a Weekend column in the paper. She also presents The Untold on BBC Radio 4, a series documenting the untold dramas of 21st-century Britain – including the stories of people making a fresh start after prison.
Watch Grace explain why she is helping us to transform lives through education:
Dalton’s story: “PET creates the map to show you a world of new possibilities”
As part of the appeal, Grace will be telling the story of Dalton, who was funded by Prisoners’ Education Trust in 2018. Bullied at school and disillusioned with the education system, Dalton fell in with the wrong crowd and ended up in prison. But in amongst the chaos, Dalton found solace in the prison library. It was here he discovered the courses offered by Prisoners’ Education Trust.
Cassie Edmiston, the charity’s Head of Fundraising, said:
With Grace’s brilliant support, we hope that our BBC Radio 4 Appeal will demonstrate how vital education in prison can be. And with the listeners’ help, we can support more learners like Dalton to start a new chapter in their lives.
© Prisoners' Education Trust 2021