Supporters 'jailed' to raise thousands for children's hospice

PUBLISHED: 16:00 03 November 2019

The 'prisoners' at the Jail and Bail event.

The 'prisoners' at the Jail and Bail event.

Sophie Green

Daring staff braved jail cells to raise £11,500 for a Wraxall charity.

Mike Beesley, Bill Kiernan, Thomas Burley, Craig Carter, Emily Horne and Jamie Lowe.Mike Beesley, Bill Kiernan, Thomas Burley, Craig Carter, Emily Horne and Jamie Lowe.

Children's Hospice South West (CHSW) held a Jail and Bail event which saw fundraisers arrested and charged with fictitious crimes, then placed on trial in Brisol.

Nine fundraisers took part including Bill Kiernan from Sweet Construct in Flax Bourton and Thomas Burley from Grosvenor Consultancy in Pill.

The event was held on Halloween and Judge Downsy from SAM FM was on hand to sentence the supporters, with some ghastly surprises along the way.

Amanda Gallagher, corporate partnerships fundraiser at CHSW said: "Our 'prisoners' were such great sports and called upon all their contacts to raise an incredible amount for the charity.

The 'prisoners' at the Jail and Bail event.The 'prisoners' at the Jail and Bail event.

"We'd like to thank everyone who donated, shared the on social media on the day and helped to raise awareness of Children's Hospice South West."

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