GLOUCESTERSHIRE’S TOP BUSINESS PEOPLE JAILED FOR CHARITY!

Friday 14th August 2015

Today, Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust is launching a new fundraising event called ‘Jail & Bail’ that will take place on Wednesday, 16th September 2015 at Gloucester Cathedral.

Jail & Bail will see Gloucestershire’s leading business men and women jailed in the Cathedral! In order to escape from their jail they will need to raise £1,000 in bail money from their network of staff, friends and business colleagues. 

Event organiser Lucy England said “This is a fun way to not only raise money for a local charity but those taking part will also have a great opportunity to network whilst they are in ‘jail! We are hoping that lots of people will sign up and we have put together a pack to make it really easy for those taking part to raise the money. ”

The first business leader to sign up to take part is Roman Cooper, CEO of security company Allcooper. Roman is an alumni of the University of Gloucestershire as one of the initial cohort on the world’s first MBA for Families in Business. He is also a board member of GFirst, the place promotion agency for Gloucestershire and a driver for the county’s local enterprise partnership.

At Allcooper we protect people’s homes and businesses and by supporting the work of the Trust, they are working to protect our county’s wild places for the future!

“I am delighted to take part and help raise money and awareness of Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust,” said Roman. “At Allcooper we protect people’s homes and businesses and by supporting the work of the Trust, they are working to protect our county’s wild places for the future!”

Also taking part is Dan Peacey, Grundon Waste Management’s Business Development Manager. "We're delighted that Dan Peacey from Grundon Waste Management Ltd is taking part in this exciting new fundraising initiative." said Lucy England, Development Manager at Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust; "We're looking forward to seeing how many of Gloucestershire's business leaders we can get behind bars to help raise money to protect Gloucestershiire's wildlife and wild places."

Gloucester Cathedral’s Parliament Suite, which housed a Parliament in the 17th Century, will serve as a temporary jail on the day and inmates will be allowed use of their laptops and social media so they can raise money for their bail and freedom!

If you would like to find out more, take part, nominate someone or help pay someones bail then please visit our website to find out more www.gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk/jailandbail