Giv­ing it the hard cell to raise charity cash

‘In­mates’ re­leased once tar­get has been reached

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Alexan­der Ballinger

A TEAM of fundrais­ing jail­birds found them­selves locked in a po­lice cell in Ruis­lip on Friday, Oc­to­ber 6 un­til they had raised £500 for a nearby hospice.

The four in­mates were thrown in the back of a po­lice van at Michael So­bell Hospice in North­wood and were taken to Ruis­lip Po­lice Sta­tion where they were held un­der lock and key.

Carol We­ston, Karen Feakes, An­gelo Pignone and David Brown were put away with noth­ing but their mo­bile phones to call friends and fam­ily un­til they had each raised £500 for the hospice.

Fundraiser at Michael So­bell Hospice, which cares for lo­cal pa­tients

This re­ally is a fun chal­lenge and we cer­tainly couldn’t do it with­out the fan­tas­tic sup­port of the team at Ruis­lip po­lice sta­tion

with life-lim­it­ing ill­nesses, Tr­ish Mule, said: “This re­ally is a fun chal­lenge and we cer­tainly couldn’t do it with­out the fan­tas­tic sup­port of the team at Ruis­lip Po­lice Sta­tion, who re­ally give our chal­lengers a unique and mem­o­rable ex­pe­ri­ence.”

The Jail and Bail event will be run­ning again next year, which is Michael So­bell Hospice’s 40th birth­day, and en­tries are al­ready open.

To regis­ter con­tact Tr­ish Mule on 0203 826 2357 or email tmule@ mi c h a e l s o b e l l h o s p i t a l . co.uk

TIME OF THEIR LIVES: The four in­mates were taken in a van and locked in a cell at Ruis­lip Po­lice Sta­tion un­til they had each raised £500

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