Please help by giving a little bit of cash to release me from jail. Alternatively, pay money to keep me in jail – this might raise more money… Yes, I know it is a strange request, but this is in aid of a good cause. The cause is for Kernow Young Carers.
The punishment of being jailed is not because I have done anything wrong, however, it is in the hope that friends and colleagues will donate money and help to raise money to support young carers in Cornwall.
I will not be the only one to be arrested in aid of this great cause, as the Chairman of Cornwall Council, Ann Kerridge; Jim McKenna, the Cabinet Member for Adult Care; Pat Rogerson, Chairman of the Young People Policy Advisory Committee and Sally Hawken, Vice Chairman Young People Policy Advisory Committee will all be captured by Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service and to ‘go directly to jail’ at County Hall on Friday 18 November.
All the captured Councillors will have access to a mobile phone and e-mail during their time in jail which they will be able to use to contact people to help raise money in aid of Kernow Young Carers, the Chairman’s official charity this year.
Kernow Young Carers, an Action for Children project, is committed to working with children and young people to make the caring role a more positive experience by offering support, information and guidance, activities and trips, short breaks, school groups, training and educational sessions and local young carers forums. Every penny raised by the Councillors during this year’s Jail Break event will go towards a fund which directly supports young carers in Cornwall.
Anyone interested in supporting this worthy cause, can donate money to release the five Councillors (or if they wish – to keep them locked up for the duration of their sentence) via their individual Just Giving pages which have been set up for the challenge:
Andrew Wallis: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/CornwallAndrew
Ann Kerridge: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/CornwallAnn
Jim McKenna: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/CornwallJim
Pat Rogerson: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/CornwallPat
Sally Hawken: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/CornwallSally