Attwells, Healeys and Flakt Woods bosses in EACH charity event given £999 fundraising sentences

Charity event at Ipswich Crown Court for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH). Left to right: Ni

Charity event at Ipswich Crown Court for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH). Left to right: Nick Attwell, senior partner at Attwells in Ipswich, Philip Dodd, managing director at Healeys in Ipswich, Judge David Goodin, and James Fisher, industrial sales director at Fläkt Woods in Colchester. Picture: EACH - Credit: Archant

Two business chiefs have been ordered by a judge to pay £999 to a children’s charity in a “novel” fundraising event.

Philip Dodd, managing director at Healeys in Ipswich, with Emma Billett and Paul Sermons of the Ipsw

Philip Dodd, managing director at Healeys in Ipswich, with Emma Billett and Paul Sermons of the Ipswich East Safer Neighbourhood team for the charity event for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH). Picture: EACH - Credit: Archant

Nick Attwell, senior partner at Attwells in Ipswich, and Philip Dodd, managing director at Healeys in Ipswich, were put in the back of a police van and sent to Ipswich Crown Court as part of the charity ‘Jail and Bail’ event for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

Judge David Goodin heard that Mr Attwell dressed like television host Richard Hammond and that Mr Dodd was impersonating a managing director. James Fisher, industrial sales director at Fläkt Woods in Colchester, also took part in the charity event. The trio were jokingly warned they face jail unless they can each raise £999 for EACH.

Victoria Matthews, EACH Suffolk corporate fundraiser, said: “This is our first Jail and Bail event in Suffolk and east Essex. We’re delighted with how they’ve got behind this novel fundraising idea.”

Nick Attwell, senior partner at Attwells in Ipswich, with Emma Billett and Paul Sermons of the Ipswi

Nick Attwell, senior partner at Attwells in Ipswich, with Emma Billett and Paul Sermons of the Ipswich East Safer Neighbourhood team for the charity event for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH). Picture: EACH - Credit: Archant

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