After an exciting police chase in the heart of the town on Saturday morning, eight brave volunteers were apprehended, taken to cells at Louth Police Station and raised £3,751.
The eight jailbirds; Andrea Archer, Vanessa Burton, Dawn Charlton, Dominic Crisp, Stacey Drew, Andy Nisbet, Andrea Phillips and Rodney Underwood were charged with not raising enough money for Home Start and were then finger printed and locked up with only their mobile phones to each raise the £500 ‘bail’ money required to secure their release.
All money was raised for and donated to Home-Start East Lindsey, a charity which helps local families with young children who are struggling, whatever the reason.
Donations from the public were so kind and came in so fast that the police had no choice but to drop all charges and release the prisoners by half past one.
Home Start would like to thank the brave eight jail birds for their wonderful and very public contributions to the charity.
They would also like to thank the police officers, PCSOs and police cadets for their involvement, which really added a friendly authenticity to proceedings.
Finally, Home Start thanks the many local businesses who have given their support, harboured the fleeing jail birds and donated so generously during the event which includes; Co-op in Northgate, Damselfly Living in Eastgate, Larder’s in Butcher Lane, Mother Earth in Mercer Row and Spar in the Market Place.
It’s still not too late to donate towards the cause.
Just visit: www.justgiving.com/hseastlindsey or text SLCD88 followed by the amount you wish to donate to 70070.