Staff from Cambridgeshire’s Victims’ Hub are spending a night in police cells to raise money for Comic Relief.
Ten members of staff will be sleeping in the non-operational cell block at March Police Station from 8pm this Friday to 8am on Saturday morning. The team from the police led service hope to raise more than Â£500 for charity as a result of their efforts.
Kim MorrisÂ Â Victim Care Delivery Manager, said: “We’re passionate about raising money for Comic Relief and wanted to do something a bit different.
“One of the key areas of support we offer is to victims of domestic abuse. Comic Relief also help people in this position, so it’s great to be able to contribute to their work.
“I’m excited about raising money for a worthy cause, but anxious at the thought of being locked up for 12 hours!â€
Police and Crime Commissioner Sir Graham Bright said: “The Victims’ Hub team do fantastic work in helping victims of crime and I hope everyone will join me in sponsoring their night in the cells. Comic Relief support a number of charities that help the most vulnerable in our society which is something I fully support.â€
The cells provide backup custody space if the operational suites in the county reach capacity. In theÂ event of this happening, the charity activity would be cancelled.
To support the team’s efforts and raise money for Comic Relief, please visit http://my.rednoseday.com/sponsor/katievh2