WINSFORD Fire cadets are hoping that spending a night in the slammer will help them raise bucketfuls of cash for charity.
The teenagers are raising funds to build a school in Adeklu Helepke, Volta Region, Ghana. As part of this fundraising campaign the youngsters are being sponsored to endure a night in the cells.
“We wanted to fine a novel way of raising funds and with this idea we think we have found one!” said cadet leader Pete Owens. “The cadets will be processed just like real prisoners would, including having their finger prints and mug shots taken.”
The cadets will be locked up at Crewe Police Station from 10pm tomorrow, Wednesday, until 7am on Friday.
“The cadets are really committed to raising the funds needed for the new school in Ghana as we know what a major difference it will make to the community out there,” added Peter.
Some of the cadets hope to travel out to Ghana in July - where they could see first hand the results of their fundraising efforts as the school is opened.
- Anyone interested in becoming a Fire Cadet or a Fire Cadet leader should contact their local station or call 01244 342 449 for more details.