I started in the Prison Service at HMP Liverpool in November 1991. After eight and a half years as a Psychiatric Nurse, I joined The Service and was posted to HMP Maidstone, Kent were I stayed for three and a half years. I returned to my “home” Establishment in May 1995, working the landings on “H” wing.
The idea for The Parade Fund and initially the No 1 uniform store came after attending a colleagues Funeral, and seeing how splendid and regal the officers in full uniform looked.
I along with Tom Mussell and Mat Woodward decided to gather No1 uniform and hats to kit out staff for Staff Parades and Remembrance Day.