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The Big Picture - June 2021

24 May 2021

Every month, our CEO Ian Merrill shares updates on Shannon Trust's work and future developments.

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Shannon Trust Appoints New Chair of Trustees

Amy Longstaff
4 May 2021

The Shannon Trust are pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Wemms as the new Chair of the Board of Trustees.

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'No one is a criminal and nothing else.'

William Payne, Shannon Trust Trustee
3 November 2017

I was fortunate: my education nurtured a love of books and an interest in the written word. I cannot imagine being unable to read, but it is well known that it severely reduces your life chances.

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Helping make informed choices

2 October 2017

A prison governor recently told us how the Reading Plan is crucial to the foreign national men in his prison. He explained how learning to read 'helps the men here make informed choices about their futures' as they deal with the complexity of their situation, their futures and their day-to-day lives.

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