Posts Categorized: News

Finny’s triathlon blog #2

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Missed instalment #1? Read it here. After Thursday’s swim things quietened down a bit as family stuff kicked in at the weekend. Having said that, on Sunday I managed a 5k run in Black Park! Monday 30th June Swim night. Feeling tired and am having to drag myself to the Ski Club in Denham. Any thoughts… Read more »

Finny’s triathlon blog

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Steve Finn  is representing Team Blue Sky at the London Virgin Active Triathlon in August, along with Malcolm Reilly, John Leach and Dave Golding. Here Steve blogs about his training schedule… Thursday 5th June Malcolm and I set off to get fitted up for our Tri Wet Suits. We go to Bourne End and meet Alan… Read more »

Carwyn’s blog – Hearts from offcuts

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I return to HMP & YOI Bronzefield, a women’s high-security prison in Surrey, to catch up with ‘Stitch in Time’, Blue Sky Inside’s textiles workshop that produces fashion items and luxury goods for leading brands together with haute couture garments for fashion shows. It’s a pleasure to be back having first visited the workshop earlier… Read more »

Andrew Fleming-Williams

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  We are very sad to lose Andrew Fleming-Williams, a valued supporter of Blue Sky and a great friend to many here. Andrew was a trustee of Blue Sky and chair of Blue Sky Inside since 2012 and, over the past 21/2 years, brought a very rare combination of skills, qualities and energy to these roles which had… Read more »

Blue Sky Inside production

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  We have just hit another milestone in the Stitch in Time workshop. We have produced a massive 30,000 products since operations began. This grand total includes: This figure does not include the fabulous outfits that we made for Sue Bonham’s fashion collection. Some of those 60 items can seen here at the Old Bailey fashion… Read more »

Meet TEAM BLUE SKY

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John Leach, Steve Finn, Dave Golding and Malcolm Reilly are taking part in the London Triathlon on 3 August 2014 to raise money for Blue Sky. Here they talk about their work at Blue Sky and about their passions and motivations for putting their (middle-aged) bodies on the line for a charity and cause they… Read more »

How many employees?

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We have just taken on our 900th employee! Since Steve Finn became Blue Sky’s 1st employee in November 2005 we have employed a further 899 ex-offenders around the country. We are as busy as ever at the moment with over 100 employees on our payroll working across more than 30 contracts. A big thank you to… Read more »

Old Bailey Fashion Show Photos

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  It was these garments designed by Sue Bonham, produced in our Stitch in Time workshop and embroidered by Fine Cell Work that were shown in the Old Bailey last month. The Central Criminal Court’s Grand Hall was transformed into a catwalk for the evening and guests were treated to a collection fit for weddings, evenings… Read more »