One judge, eight convicts and £8000 raised for Rowcroft

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(Last Updated On: April 30, 2018)

Rowcroft’s novel fundraising event, Jail or Bail, saw local business men and women raise an incredible £8,000 during their time in ‘prison’ to help support local people living with life-limiting illnesses.

The arresting event took place on Friday 20 April where the eight convicts were sent to the courtroom in Rowcroft’s Rainbow House, where they had to stand trial in front of a judge and were later sentenced and imprisoned. The wrongdoers then had until 5pm to fundraise their way to freedom.

The prisoners were only able to use their mobile phones and social media channels to raise £1,000 in bail money to secure their release. Each convict achieved their fundraising target, in another successful Jail or Bail event.

The local business’ that took part include: James Twigger from Accounting 4 Everything, Debbie Phillips from The Debonair Group, Rebecca Bright from Utility Warehouse, Tom Mole from Lazy Bones Fitness, Sophie Cousins from Mantracom, Marcus Ward from Ward & Masters Carpentry, Andy Mackeller from SHIPS Physio and Paul Beatty from APH Heating Ltd.

Rowcroft’s Community Fundraising Manager, Rosey Oakes said, “The team and I would like to thank everyone who dedicated their day to this unique event, and to the police for adding that extra authenticity. Each one of you went above and beyond to raise funds for your hospice against the clock!”

 It costs around £870 to provide 24 hours of care to a patient on Rowcroft’s Impatient Unit. Rowcroft’s fundraising events are a vital way of generating the income needed to help provide care for over 2,000 patients and families during the hardest days imaginable.

Marcus Ward, A participant for this year’s Jail or Bail said, “It was wonderful to be part of such a fun day, and being for a good cause makes it even better.”

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