North east charity, Nepacs, are seeking donations of toiletries and items for food packs for men and women being released from prison with nothing or very little.

The charity provides a ‘departure lounge’ service HMPs Holme House, Northumberland and Low Newton (women) where the men and women being released from prison can meet their loved ones, arrange transport, or access support. This includes the provision of release packs for individuals coming out with very little and who do not have access to simple items such as toiletries.

You can support their campaign by donating to their online campaign here:

Or you can donate new, unused and unopened items to the prison visitors centres, such as:

Toiletries – Shampoo, Shower Gel, Shaving Foam, Face Cloths, Towels, Razors, Deodorant, Body Spray, Toothpaste, Mouthwash

Food packs – Porridge Carton, Breakfast Bar, Tea, Coffee, Sugar sachets, Snack Shot Pasta, Biscuits, UHT Milk Cartons

If you would like to donate please contact:

  • HMP Holme House visits team on 01642 744080
  • HMP Northumberland visits team on 01670 383736
  • HMP YOI Low Newton on 0191 3764138.