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Weldmar’s Jail & Bail

Can you raise the Bail to get out of Jail?

Our brand new ‘Jail and Bail’ event was held at Shire Hall in Dorchester on Friday 3rd March 2023. The individuals taking part in this event helped to raise funds, allowing us to continue providing our vital services to patients and their families in Dorset.

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Shire Hall, Dorchester: Friday 3rd March 2023

Five individuals who live and work in our local community, took part in this exciting, one day fundraiser to help us to raise much needed funds to support our services. Shire Hall kindly let us use the Courthouse Museum and cells for the day, and their trustee David joined our prisoners to raise money for the Shire Hall Memory Café.

The convicts were put on trial and ‘charged’ by a judge at the court room at Shire Hall, Dorchester. Their freedom was only guaranteed if the suggested minimum bail requirement of £999 was raised!

Pictured: Fiona and Clare from Weldmar’s Fundraising team try out the cells at Shire Hall!

Shire Hall Dorchester

What happened on the Day:

09:30 Arrival at Venue – Shire Hall, Dorchester
10:30 – 12:00 Court sessions – charges & sentencing by the judge, PR and Photo opportunities
12:00 – 16:00 Participants fundraising time – lunch will be provided
16:00 – 16:30 Refreshments and rewards
(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?

For more information on future events, please contact Fiona Hansford, Business Development Fundraiser, Weldmar Hospicecare.

fiona.hansford@weld-hospice.org.uk or 01305 261 800

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