Charity Lock in

On Friday 5 November, four brave people will enter the old Keighley Police cells to be locked in for three days for charity. Their bail is set at £500 and they must raise the money in order to escape. They will only be allowed basic supplies and food and will be watched over by gaolers. Prisoners will be allowed their phone in order to fundraise their bail. They need to make bail before Sunday 7 November at midday or risk being locked in the cells forever.

This charity lock in is in aid of the Mayor’s Charitable Trust, which this year is in aid of Sue Ryder Manorlands and Martin House Children’s Hospice.

One of the four prisoners being locked in is Keighley Town Mayor, Cllr Julie Adams.

‘I am not relishing the thought of being locked in the cells for the weekend and it does fill me with some trepidation. Please sponsor me to reach my bail conditions and help me get out. Having said that, there are, I know, many people who would like to keep me in and I am willing to also stay locked in for longer in return for a donation.’

Details of how to donate will be released on the Keighley Town Council Facebook Page.

Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice, based in Oxenhope, supports people through the most difficult times of their lives. Whether that’s a terminal illness, the loss of a loved one or a neurological condition – they’re there when it matters. They work across Airedale, Wharfedale, Craven, and North and West Bradford.

Sue Ryder is a charity registered in England and Wales (1052076) and in Scotland (SC039578). Visit their website for more information

Martin House provides family-led care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions. They support families from across West, North and East Yorkshire, both at their hospice and in the community to provide respite care, emergency symptom control, end-of-life care and bereavement support.

Registered Charity No. 517919. Visit their website for more information