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 canongate.co.uk - and soon so
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
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,
If you'd like to donate, go to his Just Giving page.