‘Pris­on­ers’ cross Europe in es­cape

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

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.”

Pic­ture: Ge­oRGi MaBee.

ProUd: Long-serv­ing vol­un­teers pick up their ser­vice award cer­tifi­cates. (METP-03-06-10GM012)

Pic­ture: Ge­oRGi MaBee.

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)

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