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Mass jailbreak will raise funds for Manorlands hospice
9:00am Friday 22nd February 2013 in News
A mass jailbreak could bring in bags of swag for one of the district’s hospices.
Teams of “jailbirds” will escape from the cells at Keighley’s former police station, now the civic centre, in a bid to flee as far as possible.
It is hoped up to 200 people will take part in the fundraiser on Friday, March 15, with the loot going to the Manorlands Sue Ryder hospice in Oxenhope, near Keighley. The teams will have 36 hours to get as far away as possible, without any money.
The challenge is being organised by event management students from Leeds Metropolitan University, in conjunction with Raise2Give.
Previous jailbreaks have seen participants get as far away as Thailand.
Sue Ryder regional fundraiser Andrew Wood said: “We are very grateful to the team from Leeds Met University for organising this for us and to the civic centre for allowing the event to start from its fantastic facility.”
Registration costs £17 per person, which includes a jailbreak T-shirt, insurance and a tracking device. For details, visit sueryder.org/manorlandsjailbreak or phone (01535) 640430.