Inspired by a life-changing event, NB4U was established in 2008 by Patricia and Peter Hilder, in Weston-super-Mare, UK. Over the years, we have become a trusted and effective charitable foundation. Now we are a Charity we have additional backing to be able to work hard to improve the lives of those who have been entrusted to us. Here you can learn more about who we are and what we do.
Over the last 14 years of visiting HMP Leyhill we have helped 72 lads gain confidence as they leave Prison maybe after 20, 30 or even 40 years inside and step into a completely unrecognizable world. From experience we know each one will find life lonely and frustrating and in those first weeks and months will need a friendly person alongside them.
Pat & Peter will have visited these prisoners for at least 2 years and in some cases up to 7 years They know them well and therefore the levels of support they will need both practically and mentally on release. Be-frienders are our main need.
There are still 13 men in Prison that NB4U care for - 8 locally and 5 farther afield in Whatton, Erlstoke, Durham, Dartmoor and Bristol.
We are members of the South West Mentoring Alliance who meet for teaching and encouragement in Exeter 3 times a year.