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19 November 2018

Jamie Byng changing his look to help change lives

19 May 2017

Jamie Byng, Chief Executive of Canongate Books, is aiming to raise £50,000 for the Howard League for Penal Reform.

On his Just Giving page he says:

"Canongate has a brand new look at - and soon so will I!

On my next birthday I will be chopping my locks in support of the Howard League for Penal Reform. How extreme the cut is - trimmed, pruned, chopped or scalped - is up to you and your generous donations.

The work the Howard League do is unsung, un-glamorous but extremely important. The more I learn about the different ways in which Frances Crook and her team are making a meaningful difference to the lives of people in prison and, as crucially, helping former inmates adjust to life on the outside, the more I appreciate the incalculable value of what this remarkable charity does.

I could not be happier about supporting the Howard League with mine and Canongate's new look and hope that by agreeing to chop my locks we can raise lots of money to support their vital, wide-ranging activities."

If you'd like to donate, go to his Just Giving page.