STAFF at a prison near Rugby have donated more than £1,000 for Myton Hospice in memory of a colleague.
Craig Kerfoot, a prison officer at HMP Rye Hill in Onley, was in his 30s when he lost his battle with cancer and died leaving behind a wife and very young son. Craig had used Myton Hospice before he died and his wife, Corina, said the service was invaluable.
The HMP Rye Hill Social Committee decided to raise funds for Myton and held a fundraiser to coincide with the tenth anniversary of the opening of Rye Hill. The fundraiser was held at Brandon Hall Hotel and Spa and through a series of raffles, draws and activities, £500 was raised. Staff then applied to the G4S ‘Match It’ scheme and the company that runs the prison donated a further £500. A total of just over £1,000 was then donated to Rugby Myton Hospice.
The Craig Kerfoot Award has now also been launched at the prison for hardworking staff. The first recipient was Des McClelland.