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Symns Arrested For A Good Cause

25 March 2014

Chief Executive Bob Symns was arrested at London Road, but his time in the cells is for a good cause.

Well-known community and business leaders in the Peterborough area have signed up for Ormiston's Jail & Bail fundraiser, on Friday 28th March, including Posh Chief Executive Bob Symns.

Participants have agreed to be 'arrested' by an officer from Cambridgeshire Constabulary and tried for their crimes at Peterborough Crown Court. The dastardly participants have fallen foul of the law, so will only be released from the day-long event once they raise their 'bail'.

This follows successful events in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk- raising over £50,000 between them.

Julie Spence, Trustee and Chair of Fundraising at Ormiston, said: "We are delighted with the level of interest and high calibre of participants in our Peterborough Jail & Bail."

"There is also a fun competitive side to Jail & Bail where we hope all participants will use their contacts to raise as much money as possible - with an award for the individual who raises the most."

"All have entered into the spirit of the event, a fun day for all but with the aim of raising thousands of pounds to support the important work we do in the region."

Participants already signed up for March's event include: Ormiston founder Peter Murray, Peterborough FC Chief Executive Bob Symns, Cambridge Chief Constable Simon Parr, and Marco Cereste Leader of Peterborough City Council.

The day will proceed as follows: The 'arrests' will be performed at Burghley House, Lincolnshire in partnership with Cambridgeshire Constabulary. Particpants will then be transported to Peterborough Crown Court where they will be cross examined and sentenced for their crimes. The final stop will be a the Peterborough Marriott Hotel where those in custody will be required to use their influence to raise their 'bail' money.

If you wish to sponsor Bob, please visit www.justgiving.com/bobsymns


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