Penelope Keith 'in the clink' for charity fundraising lunch
PUBLISHED: 15:45 10 October 2011 | UPDATED: 20:07 20 February 2013
Actress Penelope Keith may have achieved fame in classic sitcom The Good Life – but she had a taste of 'porridge' during a fundraising lunch at The Clink restaurant in HM Prison High Down, Sutton.
Actress Penelope Keith may have achieved fame in classic sitcom The Good Life but she had a taste of porridge during a fundraising lunch at The Clink restaurant in HM Prison High Down, Sutton.
The Inside Out lunch raised 2,000 for Transform Housing & Support, a local charity of which Penelope has been a patron since 1997.
Transform helps 1,100 homeless and vulnerable people to improve their lives each year, including young people who have been in care, people with learning disabilities or mental health problems, and people in recovery from drug and alcohol dependency.
The 82 guests also included current Surrey High Sheriff Professor Michael Joy, Surrey County Council Chairman Cllr Lavinia Sealy, and Mayor of Reigate and Banstead Cllr Brian Stead as well as the mayors and chairs of six other Surrey boroughs and districts.
The Clink is the first and only commercial restaurant to be built inside a working British prison to date and was recently the subject of a BBC2 documentary.
- For more information about Transform Housing & Support, visit www.transformhousing.org.uk.