Can you make a difference?
Back by popular demand is the annual Philemon UK March For Hope, which took place on Saturday 24th September 2011. The Philemon UK team and supporters marched seven miles (well nearly 8, having got lost!) in full prison garb from HMP Wormwood Scrubs to HMP Wandsworth to raise awareness of, and funds for, the work of Philemon.
Sheena Orr also walked between Saughton Prison in Edinburgh to Polmont Young Offenders Institute near Falkirk. It was over 20 miles along the Union Canal to highlight the work of Philemon UK in Scotland.
The BBC has described the Kenyan prisons as "among the worst in the world". A Government minister in Kenya recently confirmed that over 90% of prisoners held in Kenya should not be there. Prisoners are caught in the system because of corrupt police or malicious accusations, delays in prosecution or failures of the court process, and can spend years before treaching court, even if they are innocent.
Philemon is a well respected Kenyan charity, working closely with senior government officals in Kenya to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of prisoners. Philemon operates right across Kenya, bringing soap and toilet paper, biscuits and bread, books and literature into prisons.
You can also find out more about Philemon by emailing
or calling 020 8329 9648.