Archive: October 2011

The Clink wins Diversity in Employment award

The Clink Charity’s excellence in the recruitment of people from diverse backgrounds has been championed at the Springboard Excellence Awards 2011 with presentation of the esteemed Diversity in Employment Award.
The award is fitting recognition of The Clink Charity’s ongoing campaign to fund food preparation and service skills training initiatives for serving prisoners and to promote the value to society of employing ex-offenders into roles within restaurants, hotels and other skilled hospitality professions.
For offenders who have wound up in prison through […]


The Big Give Christmas Challenge

This year will be the third Christmas Challenge run by The Big Give, a free-to-use website that supports over 8,000 charities around the UK by offering a safe and easy way for people to donate to and support their chosen charity while engaging with donors old and new. Despite tough economic times, The Big Give has smashed all previous donation records each year and 2011 is set to be no different.
The Big Give Christmas Challenge is supported by a number […]


October Recipe – Cranberry Sauce


500g fresh or frozen cranberries
250g castor sugar
½ a fresh lemon


Place cranberries, sugar and the juice of half a fresh lemon into a solid bottom pan and slowly bring to the boil.
Simmer for 30 minutes, frequently stirring the mixture.
Allow mixture to cool before filling sterilised glass jars.
Keep refrigerated and use within two weeks.


Tales from the potting shed

As the cooler weather sets in things are slowing down as far as the outside plot and polytunnels are concerned, the tomato season will soon come to an end as temperatures continue to drop, with the growth of the lettuces in the polytunnels reducing gradually too.
However the plants obtained from Mayor Boris Johnson’s Capital Growth initiative are now producing baby leaves, namely Tatsoi (Chinese salad leaf) and Giant Red Mustard. Providing Winter doesn’t set in too early and we don’t […]


Christmas retail goods

The Clink Christmas hampers are officially on sale and will be available to collect or be delivered from 1st November. The Clink Christmas puddings will be priced at £17.50 each, with all money raised going to supporting the work of The Clink. They make very special and delicious gifts, whether for your clients, suppliers, staff or family and friends.
Below are the details of the two varieties of The Clink hampers which will contain lots of festive treats for the perfect, […]


London Week of Peace Awards

The Clink Charity was recognised for its approach to managing diversity on Tuesday 20th September when it was announced as the winner of the Diversity Award at the London Peace Awards, held at London’s Living Room, City Hall.
The Diversity Award is presented to an individual who, or organisation that works across a diverse group to bring about positive changes. We are delighted to have been presented with the award and we wish to say a huge thank you to all […]


Antonio Carluccio’s December fundraising lunch

Our next fundraising lunch will be held on Tuesday 20th December at The Clink. Prisoners will serve non-alcoholic bucks fizz to guests on arrival, followed by a four-course Italian lunch with coffee cooked by the prisoners with the help and guidance of Antonio Carluccio.
Lunch is priced at £150 per head. Please be sure to book soon as places are very limited and will be sure to fill up fast. Please send an email to to book your place for […]


Industry greats train prisoners at The Clink

Our recent and very successful fundraising lunch at The Clink saw prisoners working with three of the industry’s greats – the renowned Giorgio Locatelli, our chef ambassador, the respected Antonio Carluccio and the innovative Cyrus Todiwala. The chefs worked with the prisoners to produce and serve a special menu which you can see here:
Antonio Carluccio’s Fagottelli Di Granchio
(crab parcels)
Giorgio Locatelli’s fillet of veal with porcini mushrooms and polenta cake served with a selection of homegrown vegetables from High Down’s Bromley […]


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