jail break set to be held from Burnham police station
Burnham-On-Sea police station will be the centre of a jail break
next month to help raise money for a Weston charity.
event, in aid of Weston Hospicecare, takes place on February 27th
and 28th with the aim being to get as far away from Burnham as
possible within a 24 hour period, but without spending a single
The event will also challenge volunteers to beg, borrow or
blag their way to raising as much money as possible in 24 hours
for the charity.
who want to sign up are urged to start planning their escape soon
for maximum fundraising advantage but they must keep their plans
Alan Cooper, originally from Burnham, now living in Weston-super-Mare,
has signed up for the challenge because when his dad died from
a brain tumour in 2003 he became very aware of the work of Weston
Hospicecare, and is looking forward to raising money for the charity.
He told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Im really looking forward
to it as I hope to be able to get overseas. I want to do it because
when my dad was ill I was really impressed with the support on
offer from Weston Hospicecare."
of two Alan, 36, will be making his escape with Matt Tucker, 34,
from Burnham, and the pair of them are busy making plans to raise
as much as possible for the charity.
Kerry Bastone, landlady at the Fox and Goose in Brent Knoll, has
a team of ten waiting to make a break for it.
Kerry told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Everybody is very aware of
the work of Weston Hospicecare and we have a collection on the
bar that people are very happy to donate to. We have a £5,000
target which between ten of us should be achievable as we are
already busy getting sponsorship and will be collecting on our
are all very much looking forward to it because it will be a lot
of fun and very exciting to see where we will all end up."
To sponsor Alan and Matt go to http://www.justgiving.com/kojakandco
or to sponsor the Fox and Goose team email firstname.lastname@example.org and
to sign up for the challenge call Olly Joseph on 01934 423965mor
email him at email@example.com.
The jailbreak is part of a campaign launched by the Hospice last
year to coincide with its 20th anniversary. It
is raising £160,000 to help with the cost of meeting the
rise in demand for the services they provide to the community.
charity provides free palliative care to 1,100 people with life-limiting
illnesses in North Somerset and neighbouring parts of Somerset.
are (top) Matt Tucker, William Cooper and dad Alan Cooper, and
(below) Ben Keedwell, Matt Braddick, Kerry Bastone (landlady),
Andy James, Becky Dunn from the Fox and Goose