Weldmar’s Jail & Bail
Can you raise the Bail to get out of Jail?
Our next ‘Jail and Bail’ event will be held at Shire Hall in Dorchester on Friday 19th April 2024. Taking part in this event helps to raise funds, allowing us to continue providing our vital services to patients and their families in Dorset.
Shire Hall, Dorchester: Friday 19th April 2024
Seven individuals who live and work in our local community, will take part in this exciting, one day fundraiser to help us to raise much needed funds to support our services. Shire Hall will be kindly letting us use the Courthouse Museum and cells for the day, and a representative from Shire Hall will be joining our prisoners to raise money for the Shire Hall Memory Café.
The convicts will be put on trial and ‘charged’ by a judge at the court room at Shire Hall, Dorchester. Their freedom will be only guaranteed if the suggested minimum bail requirement of £999 is raised!
Pictured: Fiona and Clare from Weldmar’s Fundraising team try out the cells at Shire Hall!
What happens on the Day:
09:30 – 10:15 Arrival at venue – Shire Hall, Dorchester
10:30 – 12:00 Court sessions – charges & sentencing by the judge
11:00 – 12:00 Photo opportunities and lunch
12:00 – 16:00 Fundraising time – in the cells
16:00 – 16:30 Refreshments and awards
(Please note these timings are subject to change)
Weldmar Hospicecare set up an online giving page for each participant, details of which were kept under ‘lock and key’ until the week of the challenge. On the day the prisoners could make calls, send emails and promote on social media – whichever way they chose to spread the word to friends, family, colleagues and business contacts to help raise their bail money!
After their release they received a goody bag and a framed certificate!
So, could you raise the bail to get out of jail?
If you would like to nominate a colleague, or yourself, to take part please click the button below to complete the application form
For more information, please contact Fiona Hansford, Fundraising Lead, Weldmar Hospicecare.
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