BEST exists to support some of the most vulnerable and isolated men in HMP Wandsworth. Support for these men is insufficient – many Foreign National Offenders (FNOs) are unable to have visits from family or friends. Chaplains and other organisations do what they can to support foreign prisoners but the need for FNO-focused organisations that really understand, and are capable of dealing with, the practical aspects of FNO issues and their anxieties is evidenced by the constantly increasing demand for BEST’s services. BEST currently has no paid members of staff, and all our services are run by volunteers.
We are urgently seeking funding. We currently operate on a very limited basis, and are unable to meet demand with our existing capacity. More funds would enable us to increase the capacity of our in-prison team, reach a greater number of prisoners and improve the quality of our service.
Please support us by making a donation. We are entirely funded by voluntary donations and without this generous support we would not be able to continue our work. Any support you can give to BEST will be very much appreciated and fully utilised.
Donating online to BEST is easy and secure. By clicking the button below you will be taken straight to our CAF Donate page. You can give any amount you like, either as a one-0ff payment or by making a regular donation.
Donate by post
To pay by post, please make cheques payable to BEST Befriending and Support Team and send to:
BEST, c/o Bark & Co, Solicitors, 14 New Bridge Street, London EC4V 6AG.
Please also download and fill out this form, to enable us to reclaim Gift Aid on your donation.
We are very grateful to the following for their generous support:
The London Quaker Service Trust, All Saints Church, Fulham, LUSH, St. Luke’s Church, Battersea, and St. Anne’s Church, Wandsworth.