Prison charity founder accepts award at Buckingham Palace.

‘The “inspirational” founder of a charity that helps to rehabilitate inmates at HMP High Down received a prestigious award at Buckingham Palace this month.

Alberto Crisci MBE from Epsom was awarded the City and Guilds of London Institute’s Prince Philip Medal by Princess Anne on Wednesday, June 8.

He was celebrated at the Prince Philip Medal ceremony at which the guild recognises achievement in science, technology or industrial development.

The Prince Philip Medal is awarded to those who have made the most of their talents and seen significant success since completing their City & Guilds qualification. Mr Crisci earned City and Guilds qualifications in food preparation, cooking and food service.

Mr Crisci founded the Clink Charity in 2009, and opened the first Clink Restaurant at HMP High Down.

The charity now runs four restaurants across the country which are staffed by prisoners as part of their rehabilitation.’ – Your Local Guardian

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