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Jail & Bail are looking for new convicts

Last year, a Jail & Bail event was held in Southport which turned out to be a huge success. The event saw 12 community-minded individuals agreeing to be ‘jailed’ for a great cause. Their efforts helped in raising over £26,000 for the Queenscourt Hospice. Do you happen to know someone who deserves to be locked up for a good cause?

They included business owners, headteachers, nurses, restaurateurs, Queenscourt colleagues, and a popular local DJ: Adrian Antell; Vici Bradshaw; Daniel Doherty; Helen Hurst; Debbie Lawson; David Lloyd; Andrew Robertson; Rob Smallman; Kate Sutcliffe; Chetan and Prabtosh Thekkar; Baz Todd; and Chris Upton MBE.

Jail & Bail are looking for new convicts
Jail and Bail for Queenscourt Hospice. Daniel Doherty and David Lloyd outside Southport Police Station. Photo by Dave Brown Photography for Stand Up For Southport
Jail & Bail are looking for new convicts
Jail and Bail for Queenscourt Hospice. Baz todd, Adrian Antell and Debbie Lawson-Pierce. Photo by Dave Brown Photography for Stand Up For Southport

The individuals were subject to a trial at the former Southport Magistrates Court, which is now known as Access Point. After the trial, the local police officers detained them in the custody suite located at Southport Police Station, which is situated right next door.

Challenges were undertaken by them at various locations in Southport.

Queenscourt Hospice and Stand Up For Southport, who organize events, are seeking participation from 12 new ‘jailbirds’ for the upcoming Jail and Bail event in 2024. The event is scheduled to take place on Friday, 7th June from 10am to 3pm.

Jail & Bail are looking for new convicts
Jail and Bail for Queenscourt Hospice. On Silcock’s Carousel. Photo by Dave Brown Photography for Stand Up For Southport

Queenscourt Hospice Fundraising Manager Liz Hartley said:

“If our new jailbirds are found guilty of their ‘wicked and entirely fictional crimes’ – which they inevitably will! – they will be taken into custody, photographed and banished to the cells.

“They will only be released if they can raise bail of £999 from their connections, including friends, family and colleagues.

“Jail and Bail was a really fun event to take part in last year, and we would love to see people from across Formby, Southport or West Lancashire to come and join us this year. So if you’d like to lock up your boss get in touch to nominate them for this fully immersive experience”

Stand up For Southport Director Andrew Brown said:

“We were blown away by the success of last year’s Jail and Bail fundraiser!

“We would like to thank our 12 ‘inmates’ who were amazing on the day.

“Lots of local businesses also teamed up with us to ensure it went so well.

“This is such a fun way to raise funds for a local charity which does a vital job in supporting so many patients and their loved ones across our area.

“Please get in touch with us if you’d like to hear any more details about Jail and Bail.” 

For more details or to register your interest, please email Queenscourt Hospice Liz Hartley, Fundraising Manager at: fundraising@queenscourt.org.uk or email: Stand Up For Southport owner Andrew Brown at: mediaandrewbrown@gmail.com

For more news about the work of Queenscourt Hospice you can visit their website here.

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