At our very first Jail & Bail event we will see 10 ‘guilty’ supporters arrested and charged with their ‘terrible’ crimes (entirely fictitious, of course). They will then be banished to the cells of Oxford Castle and Prison, only to be released if they can raise £999 in bail money.
Each prisoner will be picked up from the Holiday Inn in a police van, escorted to Oxford Castle and Prison and taken to the crypt by the prison guard, who will then lock them up with their only means of communicating being a phone and laptop. In order to get themselves released from prison, they have to reach their bail money of £999 each. All in just one day.
To raise the money for bail, each inmate will need be very resourceful, using their contacts to help and asking local businesses to fundraise on their behalf; every penny really will count. They will also be featured on our Helen & Douglas House Facebook Live feed from 2-3pm in a desperate plea to raise enough money to be released. Don’t worry, you will able to tell who the inmate is as, of course, they will be wearing their stripy ‘traditional’ prison uniform!
The money that each ‘inmate’ raises will go to Helen & Douglas House to help local terminally ill children. If they then manage to make their bail money of £999, they will fortunately be released from prison, but still found guilty of their crime.
Can you support any of these ten criminals in their plight to be released by following Facebook Live and donating to help bail them out?
The participants will be jailed for their crimes on Thursday 20th September and featured on Helen & Douglas House Facebook during the Facebook Live trial from 2-3pm. Make sure you tune in and support them.
The individual who raises the most amount of money will not only be released first, but they will also be rewarded with their very own set of engraved handcuffs.
We would like to thank Oxford Castle and Prison for allowing our inmates to be incarcerated there and helping to raise vital funds for us to help local terminally ill children. A former prison with a rich history, today Oxford Castle and Prison is a local visitor attraction with a past stretching far beyond your imagination. To find out more about the castle please visit their website.