Locked up in the name of charity

Matron Jayne Upperton will be jailed for eating smelly lunches.

Matron Jayne Upperton will be jailed for eating smelly lunches.

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St Gemma’s Hospice is helping to keep the streets clear of ‘criminals’ with the return of its popular Jail & Bail event, which sees local business people being banged up for ‘crimes’.

Previous criminal offences have included having an appalling taste in music and also not pulling their weight when it comes to making the tea in the office.

This year, St Gemma’s own matron, Jayne Upperton, has been nominated by her colleagues to be sent down, due to her committing the ‘crime’ of eating smelly lunches of smoked fish and gherkins every day.

Jayne said: “My caring colleagues aren’t too keen on my lunches, but in 
my defence, it’s a very healthy snack and surely not a jailable offence!

“I’m hoping that the kind people of Leeds will give me my freedom back and donate to my bail money so that I can get back to my important job of caring for patients at St Gemma’s.”

Jayne, along with 10 others will be ‘arrested’ on Friday 
September 30 by officers fromWest Yorkshire Police and then escorted to Leeds Town Hall.

‘Criminals’ will then ‘tried’ by a judge and despite their pleas of innocence, found guilty and taken down to the old Victorian cells where their only means of escape from the cells is to raise at least £500.

St Gemma’s Hospice has been holding Jail & Bail events in Leeds since 2009 and has raised around £10,000 towards patient care from each event.

Last remaining places for criminals to take part in Jail & Bail are available and to nominate someone to take part in this fun event, contact Laura on 0113 218 5537.

If you would like to set matron free visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jailandbail2016.

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