16 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 10 July 2013 | News Detainees at Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre near Newark have been making and donating handcrafted items to local charities as part of a new voluntary activity scheme.Last week detainees at the centre handed over a range of handmade items to representatives from Age UK Lincoln. Items made include spectacle cases and mobile phone holders. Age UK Lincoln will distribute them to older people in the local area via its local activity centre, and via its Help in the Home teams which offer day-to-day help in the home.Age UK Lincoln’s Park Street activity centre Deputy Manager Helena Burt said: “It’s a fantastic scheme and one that Age UK Lincoln wholeheartedly supports. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Immigration detainees donate handmade crafts to Age UK “These donations will make a difference to the older people of Lincoln who receive them, who will also know that they have been made by detainees who want to give back to society.”Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre is one of 12 UK centres, used temporarily to detain people that have no legal right to reside in the UK but have refused to leave voluntarily for various reasons.The detainees take part in other skills-based activities which benefit other individuals and organisations. These include the fabrication of baby clothes for disadvantaged families in the UK and abroad, refurbishment of old gardening equipment which is donated to schools and other charitable causes, and an upcoming project which will see detainees learning to refurbish old bicycles, to be donated to African communities.