Alex* was on the fringes of the youth criminal justice system. He was struggling both at home and school and was frequently involved in serious anti-social behaviour in his community.... Read more


Alan* has spent the last 20 years of his life in and out of prison. With no job or qualifications and a lifelong addiction to heroin, Alan committed crimes to... Read more


Owen* spent some time in the bike workshop at HMP Liverpool and then moved to the category D resettlement prison HMP Kirkham where he continued to thrive in the bike... Read more

MCF Trustee Steph visit to MCF projects

THE IMPORTANCE OF SITE VISITS As a COVID appointed Trustee to MCF, the meetings and interactions with the charity had been pretty much limited to remote platforms – which worked... Read more

Velotech Training

TRAINING THE TRAINER In November of 2020, I was enrolled on the Velotech 'Train the Instructor' course; a week of instruction aimed at teaching me the necessary skills to award... Read more

Damian’s Virgin London Marathon 2021

VIRGIN LONDON MARATHON 2021 I am writing briefly to introduce myself as I have the great privilege of representing the Margaret Carey Foundation (MCF) at the 2021 Virgin London Marathon... Read more

Award-Winning Instructor

Each year the Nepacs Ruth Cranfield Awards recognise north east prison staff, probation/CRC staff, voluntary sector and other professionals to highlight the work of exceptional individuals and teams or innovative... Read more

Dr Bike Service in the Community

BIKE REPAIRS IN THE COMMUNITY Our mechanics from the MCF Bikery in Shipley are a regular feature at the local Repair Cafe at the nearby Kirkgate Community Centre. The Repair... Read more


LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR DAVID BROWN NOVEMBER 2011 David Brown, CEO of the Margaret Carey Foundation, has been awarded the Lord Longford Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his contribution... Read more

Community Green Group Bike Donation

BOSTON SPA, WETHERBY & VILLAGES COMMUNITY GREEN GROUP DONATE SURPLUS BIKES TO MCF The Boston Spa, Wetherby & Villages Community Green Group was set up by Penny Stables in June... Read more

Social Enterprise in Shipley

The Big Futures Event, held at Aviva in York, was the culmination of a year-long learning programme, run by the School for Social Entrepreneurs. The event brought together 40 individuals... Read more
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