Christmas can be an especially lonely time for the British prisoners we are supporting, who will be many miles away from their families during the festive period. Every year, our supporters help to alleviate this loneliness by sending Christmas cards to people who are imprisoned overseas. 

Our Christmas card scheme for 2023 is now closed, and will reopen in the autumn of 2024. If you would like to be the first to know when the scheme reopens, or would just like more information, email Meg at [email protected].

For now, we would like to say a sincere thank you to every person who has written and sent in cards this year. With your help, we managed to send 1,369 cards to 692 people across 84 countries. A person imprisoned in Iceland wrote to us to say:

"I would like to give a very special thank you to a supporter of Prisoners Abroad, who sent me a wonderful Christmas card. I do not have any friends or family in Iceland and to think someone has actually thought of me was very special, so a big thank you."