Tue 25 Sep 2012 14.59 EDT As impressive as her prison-related activities are however, the big question for me is: why? Her father went to Harrow, "and hated it", she says. Lady Edwina Grosvenor’s zeal for the rehabilitation of prisoners led her to become the driving force behind The Clink, a chain of restaurants where offenders train and work. "That depends on people's views, really. So why does she do it, this prison reform thing? [1], Lady Edwina Louise Grosvenor was born at Eaton Hall, Cheshire on 4 November 1981. “It makes it so much more difficult for them to get a job, which is unfair. Was she a good student? [2][7] At the age of 12 she was taken to a Liverpool rehabilitation centre, where she was introduced to heroin addicts and became interested in helping society's unseen people. Dan Snow Net Worth. A lot of people think you're investing your money in prison, in bad people. [19] Grosvenor is a trustee of the Centre for Mental Health, and has established trauma informed mental health workshops in women's prisons. Her blue eyes flash defensively and then she lets out a little laugh. "I did better than my dad [who left Harrow with just one O level]. But having now got a baby daughter the whole process fills me with horror. I ask her, does she know who Lady Bountiful is? [23], Grosvenor married British television presenter Dan Snow on 27 November 2010 at Bishop's Lodge in Woolton, Liverpool in an Anglican ceremony performed by James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool. “I also partied very hard, but I kept thinking that boyfriends would only like me for my money. In 2010 she quietly married television historian Dan Snow and last year their daughter Zia was born. "It was grim sometimes," she says, "but I learned so much." So what drives someone with her wealth and connections to work for such a slow and often thankless cause? “But we are doing good now.” She crosses her fingers on both hands. Would you like Wikipedia to always look as professional and up-to-date? “That visit did exactly what my father was hoping for,” she says. “It was awful, really horrible,” she says. Since then, she has visited more than 50 prisons in the UK and abroad, and has sat in on various prisoner adjudications. Shit because she was a lady? How does Snow feel about her going on to wings and landings? “I fight the prejudice against them and the fact that they are permanently labelled 'ex-offender’,” she begins enthusiastically. I almost don't want to go there, thinking about what it must be like to go through that, no matter what you have done. “The general public put labels on us both and make sweeping generalisations that are quite wrong. In 2017 One Small Thing collaborated with the Rumi Foundation to research women's prisons around the country. "It's based around the church but it's not faith-based," she says. She spent a year as a support worker for the HM Prison Styal, and sits on the Women’s Advisory Board for Female Offenders. If all goes to plan, the concept will be rolled out in up to a dozen prisons across the country. So is she Lady Bountiful? Later her mother took her to a charity supporting troubled families. But at Mostyn we got so much more than just an academic experience – we had good mates, we were given shit and we gave shit back." A lot of people talk about prison and prisoners without ever mentioning the victims. They have three children.[24]. Edwina is … My visits gave me a chance to develop my own view. “Soon after leaving university I had an identity crisis,” she admits. I was so fascinated by prisoners that I nearly became a prison officer,” she says. "I think a lot of people are unaware that we do have babies in our prison system. [7] She became a trustee of the charity in 2011, and today serves as a Clink ambassador. Read More » Popular Celebrity Net Worth. There are some very damaged aristocrats who battle with addictions. Luckily, she is one of life’s fighters, and I am sure she didn’t want to leave four young children behind. ", She volunteered in Styal prison when it had one of the worst records for prisoner suicides in the country. "It has just crept up on me, and for better or worse it has consumed me. Another followed in Cardiff Prison and a third opening, at HMP Brixton next February, has just been announced. “My sister Tamara’s wedding to Edward van Cutsem in 2004 was enormous, but I wanted something very quiet, which my parents were thrilled about. "Yes, and why they do it." Employers nowadays can’t reject applicants merely because they are gay or disabled, and I believe the same criteria should apply for ex-offenders. Everyone has an opinion about people like that, but few know what the hell they are talking about. “I see a lot of common ground between the public’s misconceptions of criminals and of the aristocracy,” she explains, clasping hands that have a different-coloured nail polish on each finger. [12][14] In 2009 Grosvenor was a founder of The Clink, a British charity that identifies the training and support needed for prisoners to find jobs following release. School was Mostyn House, a modest, now defunct independent co-ed school in the Wirral. “My father was working far too hard and his depression was a consequence. ", She says she didn't really know the answer until she had a child of her own. "Pathways really is about a community working together to provide employment, skills training and accommodation, not just for ex-offenders but also for any local young people who need that support. [21], In July 2018 Grosvenor was awarded an honorary fellowship of Liverpool John Moores University for her contribution to public life. Later she worked in Garth category B adult male prison, helping with the Restorative Justice programme. [10][20] One Small Thing were awarded the Howard League for Penal Reform Criminal Justice Champion award in 2018. Her explanation is surprising but her honesty convincing. Has Grosvenor ever felt in any danger in a prison? quietly married television historian Dan Snow. The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. "It was something darker than I was used to," she says. The first, in HMP High Down in Surrey, opened in 2009. It made me unlike nearly everyone else in the country and was quite isolating. A fervent prison reformer, she has spent millions of pounds trying to help prisoners turn their lives around. Edwina spent part of her gap year working in Kathmandu central prison in Nepal, and went on to study sociology and criminology at Northumbria University. [2][11], Grosvenor commissioned research by the Corston Coalition into the needs of women offenders. Home/ Lady Edwina Grosvenor Lady Edwina Grosvenor. ", Her most ambitious investment project to date is Pathways, a £10m community regeneration programme organised around St Anselm's church in Kennington, south London. Eighty-five prisoners have been, or are being, trained in The Clink restaurants, and 25 have gone into full-time employment in the hospitality business following their release. She and her three siblings all went to Mostyn House because her father didn't want them to suffer at boarding school as he had. "I've read and I've heard stuff, but Dan is pretty relaxed about it. I had so much money that I knew I would never have to work. Instead, Edwina, 31, who married TV historian Dan Snow in November 2010, is on a decidedly unglamorous mission. “My cousin told me he’d asked for my number. "It's really from my early teens that I remember thinking properly about these issues," she says. And Edwina is a criminal justice advocate who advises the government.’ Dan with his sister-in-law, Lady Viola Grosvenor at the British Academy Television Awards in 2014 Dan was equally thrilled when I told him I didn’t want a rock for an engagement ring. 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Anyone who helps an offender is doing it because they want to reduce the number of future victims. “I suddenly realised how much money my family had. [9] She studied criminal behaviour at Edith Cowan University. [15] The Clink restaurant, a fine-dining training restaurant, opened in HM Prison High Down in 2009. "If a family member of mine was attacked, if something awful happened to them, I'd want that offender to go inside, but I'd want him or her to come out less likely to hurt anyone else. [10] In 2007 she became a research assistant for the Bishop of Liverpool. But over the past 12 years, the second daughter of Britain's richest landowner (the Duke of Westminster, 7th on Britain's Rich List with a fortune of around £7.3bn) has been quietly establishing a role for herself as a discreet but potent champion of prison reform. But by the time my cousin Rosie Innes-Ker got married in the summer of 2008, I hadn’t had a boyfriend for four years, so I said: 'Please put me next to a single hot guy.’. “I gradually developed a fantastic life with my prison work,” she smiles. Grosvenor commissioned research by the Corston Coalition into the needs of women offenders. Lady Edwina Grosvenor is a member of the richest family in Britain, so it would be understandable if there was a touch of Ecclestone flash. I count myself lucky that I work with people who are trying against all the odds to change their lives and I am just so pleased that I have found something worthwhile to do.”, Lady Edwina Grosvenor says The Clink gives inmates a chance to learn how to cook, serve and perform front-of-house duties, Delicious drinks to pair with a Bonfire Night menu. After a while, I told myself to see my wealth as a great gift that I should put to good use.”. First published on Tue 25 Sep 2012 14.59 EDT. [17][18], Grosvenor founded One Small Thing, a charity that seeks to understand the trauma within the prison system[11] and to raise awareness of how compassion and respect can prevent women from reoffending. Tall, blonde and beautiful, she could easily pass through life concerned by nothing but the latest Hermès handbag. [8] She spent her gap year working in a prison in Kathmandu before studying criminology at Northumbria University. Grosvenor has spent half a million pounds developing the project, the plans of which were approved by the council earlier this year. But the family motto, virtus non stemma – it's what you do, not who you are connected to, that counts – seems to have had a particular significance for her. Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster, Natalia Grosvenor, Duchess of Westminster, "Rich List 2019: who is Hugh Grosvenor, the UK's youngest billionaire? Nor do I wear a wedding ring. We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. Like anyone who has a job I have some really good days and I have some really shit days when I want everyone to get lost. A trustee of The Clink Charity, she is the driving force behind a chain of quality restaurants in prisons – called The Clink – that give inmates a chance to learn how to cook, serve and perform front-of-house duties. I've always got one eye on the possibility of things going wrong.

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