‘Prisoners’ raise thousands of pounds for Kenton charity

The 'prisoners' raised £14,500 for St Luke's Hospice

The 'prisoners' raised £14,500 for St Luke's Hospice - Credit: Archant

A dozen ‘prisoners’ raised thousands of pounds for a charity in Kenton by being arrested and thrown into a police cell.

Robin Webb before he was thrown in a cell

Robin Webb before he was thrown in a cell - Credit: Archant

The group took part in this year’s Jail & Bail event by St Luke’s Hospice on Friday, where they were forced to languish in Pinner Police Station until they raised a minimum of £1,000 each for bail.

The event raised more than £14,500 for the hospice in Kenton Road, which cares for Brent and Harrow residents who are living with a terminal or incurable illnesses.

Robin Webb, chief executive of St Luke’s Hospice, was brave enough to be locked up with the other prisoners.

He said: “It sounded like a great idea at the time – sit in a police station with some other St Luke’s supporters, drink coffee, phone a few friends to sponsor me, pose for a few photos – job done!

“But it wasn’t quite that easy!”

For more information about the charity visit stlukes-hospice.org.

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