‘Prisoners’ cross Europe in escape
CITY “inmates” made a crosscontinent dash for freedom from Peterborough prison last weekend - but rather than running from the law, they were helping raise money for charity.
After paying £100 “bail money” to Sue Ryder Care on June 4, a dozen teams of law-abiding citizens went on the run with only a digital camera and the clothes they were wearing.
Their challenge was to travel as far away from the prison in Saville Road as possible in 24 hours, without calling anyone for help.
It was the first time Sue Ryder Care has held the Jail Break event and organisers have hailed it as a success, with teams ending up in Scotland, Plymouth, Germany and even Turkey.
Fund raiser Jackie Page said: “We were delighted with the way it went and will definitely look at running it again next year. We never expected people to get as far as they did.”
ProUd: Long-serving volunteers pick up their service award certificates. (METP-03-06-10GM012)
dediCated: (From left to right) Dave Allen, Julie Allen, Peter Welch and Audrey Welch are recognised for 20 years’ service at Thorpe Hall Hospice. (METP-03-06-10GM017)