Jail and Bail at Amberley Castle raises £10,000
Five business leaders have raised £10,005 thousand pounds from behind bars in just one day for St Wilfrid’s Hospice.
St Wilfrid’s first Jail and Bail had the culprits hitting the phones, social media and email to encourage their contacts to donate to their £999 bail or risk being left in the dungeon at Amberley Castle.
Alan Easter, one of the inmates for St Wilfrid’s Hospice said, “We were picked up by the police and charged with entirely fictitious charges, I for one was charged with possession of an excessively positive attitude, which I assure you was a travesty!
All this was a fun way to raise money for a seriously important cause. St Wilfrid’s Hospice has to raise over £7 million every year to provide its end of life care services in the local community.
Alison Moorey, Chief Executive of St Wilfrid's Hospice said, "We thank all our fantastic fugitives for agreeing to be locked up for St Wilfrid's Hospice. All of the bail funds raised will help St Wilfrid's support local people living with life-limiting illnesses to share precious time with loved ones.
"The High Sheriff Davina Irwin-Clark instructed Chris the jailer to dispense rewards or punishments to well or miss behaving prisoners on the day. For highlights of the event visit @stwilfridschichester on Facebook.
To find out more about the next Wild West themed Jail and Bail, you can visit stwh.co.uk/support-us/events/jail-bail-2020
The accused were:
Alan Easter, St Wilfrid’s Hospice Ambassador, Accused of having an excessively positive attitude.
Denise Kelly, Nutrionist and owner of Denise Kelly Limited. Possession of an excessive amounts of sweet treats.
Karl Roberts, Director of Place at Arun District Council. Accused of abhorrent and excessive use of business jargon around the office.
Chris Halliwell, Partner at Addison Law Firm. Accused of excessive delegation & an attack on the staff kitchen fridge.
Darran Fawcett, Partner and Trust Manager, Irwin Mitchell Law Firm. Accused of Being brutally meticulous about spreadsheets.