Jail 'em and Bail 'em!
Jennifer Green, Head of Fundraising, Great Western Hospitals NHS
'When I was a fundraiser at RNIB, 'Jail 'em and Bail 'em' was a
standard event which I used to run. My colleague Sam Backway came
up with the idea when she was raising funds to enable her to take
part in a cycle challenge for our new Breast Cancer treatment
appeal. Sam and her colleagues worked together to create 'wanted'
posters featuring fictitious criminals, which they posted around
the atrium of our hospital. Sam's husband made a 'jail' from
cardboard, and nurses took turns to be 'jailed' while their
colleagues stood with buckets, asking passers-by to donate 'bail'
money for the release of the nurses back onto the ward to see their
patients! The convicts begged colleagues and visitors passing
by to bail them out - people were giving ten pound notes! Those
taking part dressed up as convicts and we even invented charges -
one was accused of eating too many Kit Kat Chunkys, and the
diabetes nurse was charged with being too sweet! We made £517 in
just half an hour!'
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