Get your boss arrested for charity

Has your boss become too big for their boots? Are they grinding your gears? Do they need a time out? Teach them a lesson by getting them arrested and banished to prison, only to be released after raising bail of £999! Naomi House & Jacksplace is asking members of the public to charge their boss with a fictitious crime to support the charity.

 On Friday 22nd March, once charged, prisoners will be handcuffed and sent to the Chambers at Basingstoke Council, where they will be held from 10am – 4pm, under the watchful eye of The Mayor of Basingstoke, the Jail & Bail judge. A bail of £999 must be posted to grant prisoners’ freedom and forfeits will be issued to those who do not reach the target. Inmates can start raising bail money before being officially arrested, to give them a winning chance of freedom.

 Guy Wright, Director at Freestyle IT has already been charged with the unthinkable crime of leaving tea stains on the bin in the staff kitchen. He said:

‘As I do not appear to have any legal representation, I am forced to plead guilty to the allegations and the crimes I have committed. I do however dispute the charges and will endeavour to raise the bail monies of £999 to prove my innocence. I strongly believe it is an inside job, I am not pointing any fingers, but I believe my colleagues, Natasha Clement-Jones and Paige Byrne have framed me!’

Gemma Rolfe, Fundraiser at Naomi House & Jacksplace, said: “This is a brand new style of event for us, and we’re very keen to get as many businesses as possible involved. Because, let’s face it, who doesn’t want to get their own back on their boss?! I’d like to say a special thank you to Basingstoke and Dean Council for letting us hold the prisoners in the Civic Office Chambers, and to the Mayor of Basingstoke for being our formidable judge for the day.”

Naomi House & Jacksplace Director of Fundraising and Communication, Paul Morgan, has been charged by the charity’s fundraising team and will be banished to the Chambers for Jail & Bail for being an office hazard; walking around with his shoelaces untied! Paul pleaded his innocence:

‘It seems I’ve got myself into a bit of knot here… ironic seeing as my laces are constantly untied! I am determined however to raise the bail money as quickly as possible, so that I can get back to the fundraising office, prove my innocence and show my accusers who’s the real boss!’.

If anyone would like to hand their boss in to the Naomi House & Jacksplace police, they can contact Gemma by emailing:gemma.rolfe@naomihouse.org.uk or calling: 01962 760060.