Nominate a boss for Jail and Bail challenge

18th April 2019

Employees are being invited to ‘lock up their boss’ for a light-hearted fundraising challenge in support of St Richard’s Hospice.

Managers from across the county will be chained up outside Worcester’s historic Guildhall on Friday, 10th May – and tasked with raising £500 in bail money for their freedom.

Among those signed-up for the challenge is city Mayor, Councillor Jabba Riaz.

“I’m taking part because it’s fun, raises charity for a good cause, gets people talking about the Guildhall and St Richard’s and gets key businesses involved too,” said Cllr Riaz.

Ria Simons, hospice fundraiser, said: “This is set to be a fantastic challenge in support of our hospice care and we can’t wait to see all the ‘convicts’ raising money at such an iconic building.

“So, if you’re fed up with your manager’s terrible taste in ties, or awful office singing why not nominate them to take part? Just visit our website and sign them up – if you dare!”

On the day, each boss will be ‘taken into custody’ at 10am where their mug shot and finger prints will be taken.

Then, they will ‘stand trial’ for their fictitious crime before being handcuffed outside the Guildhall.

Participants will be challenged to call on friends, family and colleagues to raise their bail by 3pm. It is hoped each person will raise £500 or more.

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

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During this challenging time, we are doing our utmost to continue caring for the patients and loved ones who need us most.

The way we work has been adapted, with many of our services delivered remotely – such as over the phone, or by video call. And we are working closely with other health care professionals in Worcestershire to share knowledge and expertise at this time.

Latest changes at St Richard’s Hospice

  • In-patient Unit: To protect patients and staff  from the spread of the virus, we are following national guidance and therefore it is with regret we are not able to accept visitors. Please do not hesitate to contact the In-patient Unit with any questions on 01905 958163. Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.
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  • Shops: All 19 of our shops and warehouse are temporarily closed. Please do not leave donations outside our shops, as we are unable to collect them at this time.
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