Business ‘convicts’ raise bail for Rowcroft Hospice

Rowcroft’s annual fundraising event ‘Jail or Bail’ will see eleven jail birds facing fictitious trials online on Wednesday 30 September, to raise vital funds for the hospice. In this fun and light-hearted fundraising initiative, the local ‘convicts’ – all local business men and women – have been placed under house arrest, accused by their colleagues of such workplace crimes as ‘impersonating an elf’, ‘crimes against lycra’ and ‘actual bodily charm’!

Rowcroft’s Corporate Fundraising Manager, Lisa Whittaker said, “We are delighted to have the support of such fantastic local business people for our event this year. A huge thank you to all of our convicts for supporting Rowcroft at this time.”

The 11 convicts will stand trial and receive their sentences from Judge Richard Ward (also a Rowcroft Trustee). The wrongdoers have until 5pm on Wednesday 30 September to fundraise their way to freedom using their mobile phones and social media channels. Money raised will go to Rowcroft, helping to care for patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families across South Devon.

Jim Parker, Editor of Torbay Weekly and Business Development Manager with Wollens Solicitors said, “It was a real honour and privilege to be asked to take part in this fundraising event. Rowcroft does such an incredible service for the people of South Devon and I know times have been especially tough with all the current, unprecedented challenges.  I’m keen to help in any way I can and I hope people will show their support in a true and unique Torbay Together way.”

John Renton, Brand Manager for the Big Ant Group and Naked Ant Design said, “This amazing charity is so loved by the people of Torbay and if I can raise some awareness, donations and have fun supporting them, it will be an honour to take part in this year’s Jail or Bail event.”

Natalie Cash from Finish Electrical said, “Rowcroft provides such amazing support to adults living with life-limiting illnesses. Having seen first-hand the care given to my dad, I am so pleased to be able to help them to continue supporting others who need it. When faced with the most difficult times in your life, the amazing staff are there for you all, not just the patient who is in their care. We were so very lucky to have the services of Rowcroft.”

To support these local jailbirds in raising crucial funds for Rowcroft, or to find out more about Rowcroft’s other forthcoming fundraising events, please see:

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