· Prisoners Abroad hosting charity auction in February 2014
· Award-winning author and artist Edmund de Waal has donated iconic ceramic work
· Raising money for UK prisoners abroad and their families
· Prisoners Abroad celebrates 35 years and releasing report in November 2013
Curzon PR has signed to support the UK registered charity Prisoners Abroad, ahead of its 35th Year Anniversary in November 2013 as well as a charity auction it is organising in February of 2014 with work by award-winning Contemporary artist and author, Edmund de Waal. Curzon PR has been tasked with strategy and media relations.
Prisoners Abroad is the only UK charity caring for the welfare of all British citizens held in foreign prisons. Many British prisoners overseas experience extreme isolation. In developing countries they can also face malnutrition – with inadequate food, no clean water and no proper space to sleep in overcrowded cells. The charity’s support includes liaising with local embassies and consulates as well as helping with the resettlement process once prisoners are released and allowed to return back to the UK. Prisoners Abroad provides a vital link for the families of prisoners to get in touch with loved ones incarcerated overseas.
“Charities such as this provide a vital link in connecting families with loved ones,” says Farzana Baduel, MD of Curzon PR. “Their non-judgemental position means that they can focus on what is important – the wellbeing of all those affected by incarceration abroad, from the prisoner themselves to family members, in particular, children, who are often the innocent victims of events such as this. I am delighted to be able to offer support for this noble initiative.”