#HiddenHeroes Day 29th September: Join the Celebration

September 1, 2021
Nic Bellamy
Head of EngagementInsights Group, HMPPS

Following the success of last year's first UK-wide #HiddenHeroes Day, this year's special day will take place on Wednesday 29th September - and we hope you will join in and make it even bigger and better than in 2020!

Championed by the charity The Butler Trust, in partnership with the MoJ, it is an opportunity to pay tribute to those working in prison, probation and youth justice services and highlight the critical role they play in keeping the public safe and thank them for their truly outstanding service throughout the pandemic.

While each establishment and probation office will want to mark the day in their own way, you might also want to take a look at the write up, images and videos from #HiddenHereos Day 2020 for some inspiration. One of our favourites is this fab video by the staff at HMP Ashfield!

In the lead up to #HiddenHeroes Day 2021, The Butler Trust have also launched a national Hidden Heroes Charity Challenge. Every prison, youth custody and probation area has been challenged to raise as much money as possible for Mental Health UK before Hidden Heroes Day on 29th September. Fundraising activities are completed by staff on top of their usual roles. The campaign is going really well so far but there's still time to raise more - and don't forget that there's a prize for the establishment or area that raises the most money!!

Check out Chris McCammon from HMP Kirkham who braved a parachute jump this year for the Charity Challenge, raising over £3000 - well done Chris!!

Don't forget to tag your activities with #HiddenHeroes on social media (following HMPPS social media guidance, of course)

For more information, contact [email protected]

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