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Posted: May 19, 2015 Time: 12:35 pm Written by: Kelle Russell

RCGB0058Staff at companies throughout Portsmouth, Fareham and Southampton have seen their bosses being arrested in aid of the Rainbow Centre.

Funds are still trickling in and so far they have raised over £16,500, making this the largest fundraising event of our 25th Anniversary year. As you know, we rely on voluntary donations therefore we cannot thank all the participants enough for their good-humoured acceptance of our invitation to be arrested.

The professionals from across the area were arrested for a variety of ridiculous ‘crimes’ such as northerners moaning about the taste of southern beer.

Working with off-duty officers from Hampshire Constabulary the prisoners were arrested at their workplace, dressed as convicts and escorted by van to HMS Warrior which acted as the secret prison for the day.

They were then given a ‘dressing down’ by Tim Ash the Captain of HMS Warrior, finger-printed and charged and subsequently escorted to the cells to raise their bail money.

All participants had to fundraise £1,000 which would act as their bail money, through donations and with the help of their online fundraising pages some had raised £2,000 even before they had been arrested.

The total bail money raised will be used to provide 325 hours of Conductive Education sessions at the centre for children with cerebral palsy.

THANK YOU from everyone at Rainbow to the Companies who signed up for the Jail and Bail event: Aerial Communications, Fairways Care, Paris Smith LLP, Matchtech Group, James Cowper, Optegra, DDB Physiotherapy, Hellier Langston, LCM Hampshire Marketing, Vanecross Training and Covidien-Medtronic

Photographer Martin Harris