At some point, you have to reflect on your actions; there is no escaping the questions week after week. You have to be honest with yourself and face your demons. Faye
Let me be honest - it's not easy for our learners in prison to take part in the Sycamore Tree course. It invites them to take a long hard look at the negative ripples their actions have caused.
Can you imagine being asked to do that? To look at your worst behaviour - the anger, the selfishness, the hatred - and take in, really take in, the impact on your victims, your family, your friends and the wider community?
We expect so much of the men and women who take this course. But we do so because we have witnessed the power of Sycamore Tree to turn a life around.
Today, I'm asking you to stand with these learners as they take this courageous step towards healing and restoration! Your gift will help enable even more courses to be run in prisons across England and Wales.
Sycamore Tree offers prisoners a new vision, a vision of Hope. If learners can face up to the impact of those negative ripples of their actions, they can also reach an astounding new truth: they are invited to start making positive ripples!
Sycamore Tree has made me think about completely changing my life, doing things differently and never coming back to jail again. I am done creating negative ripples; I want to create positive ones. Kyle
Will you create positive ripples with them? Sycamore Tree is not only allowing men and women in prison to turn their own lives around - from there they are finding new hope to create positive impact in their own communities and families. This is the untold impact of your support!
Last year, thanks to the generosity of our supporters and the dedication of you and our other Sycamore Tree volunteers, we were able to deliver the most courses we have ever done. Just imagine all the positive ripples from each of those 2,500 learners!
Its made me think about changing, about giving back and helping the young ones now growing up, help to keep them away from making the same mistakes as me. Darren
We expect a further 2,600 men and women to complete the course this year. If you would prayerfully consider making a life-transforming gift towards Sycamore Tree, we would be so grateful. You'd be making more positive ripples and changing lives forever.