Jail and bail to raise hospice cash - The Evesham Observer

Jail and bail to raise hospice cash

Evesham Editorial 13th Aug, 2021   0

EMPLOYEES, pupils and budding sports stars are being invited to ‘lock up their boss, teacher or coach’ for a light-hearted fundraising challenge in support of St Richard’s Hospice.

Detainees from across the county will be ‘taken into custody’, ‘stand trial’ for their fictitious crime before being handcuffed in a cell outside The Guildhall on Friday, September 24. They will be challenged with raising £500 or more in bail money for their freedom by 3pm.

Ria Simons, hospice fund-raiser, said: “Everyone involved takes the day with great good humour and it’s brilliant to see how much is raised for our care. Last year we went virtual with the challenge so we’re looking forward to being back at The Guildhall and the local community getting into the fun of the event.”

Last year’s Jail and Bail participants raised more than £7,600 for St Richard’s.

All the money raised on the day will help St Richard’s Hospice continue its free care to patients living with serious, progressive illnesses, their loved ones and bereaved people across Worcestershire.

To get involved with Jail and Bail, visit www.strichards.org.uk/jail-and-bail-2021 or e-mail Ria Simons on [email protected]

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