The Cascade Foundation is a registered charity founded by Jackie Hewitt-Main OBE.
Jackie launched the charity in 2013 at the Houses of Parliament with a key speech given by the Right Hon. Chris Grayling MP, Secretary of State for Justice:
“It’s always a great pleasure to celebrate a great voluntary contribution to prevent offenders reoffending, to help them turn their lives around, to help them deal with the issues that got them into prison in the first place. This is a really great example of a small project in one prison that has the real potential to grow into something much bigger.
Dyslexia is a forgotten challenge. What you’ve done Jackie is you’ve played a huge role in uncovering the challenge. The work you did in Chelmsford Prison really started a ball that will roll a long way.
We are here today to celebrate your work and to wish you the best. It’s clear you have already made a big difference, and I’ve no doubt you will continue making a difference. Thank you and well done.”
Since our launch, we have been running a successful project inside HMP Doncaster which has met with considerable praise. John Biggin OBE, outgoing governor of the prison commented:
“Like a breath of fresh air to the prison … The potential for sustained and often life-changing results for prisoners going through this programme cannot be underestimated … The potential for good that this programme can deliver is not only worth investing in, but embracing as part of the DNA of our prison.”
We also run an ongoing post-release project and a community learning project at the Cascade Health & Learning Hub in Doncaster.
Make a donation
Making a donation to The Cascade Foundation is easy. You can make a donation via the Paypal link below using your credit or debit card. Many thanks in advance!