18th April 2019

Nominate a boss for Jail and Bail challenge

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 www.strichards.org.uk/jail-bail