In the name of the law and a good cause

MICHAEL Cole knows what it is like to feel the long arm of the law.But thankfully, this law-abiding managing director of Notcutts garden centre in Woodbridge, had his collar felt in the name of charity.

MICHAEL Cole knows what it is like to feel the long arm of the law.

But thankfully, this law-abiding managing director of Notcutts garden centre in Woodbridge, had his collar felt in the name of charity.

Mr Cole, who is known as good sport, was encouraging other business people to sign up for Make-A-Wish Foundation UK's jailbreak when he was 'apprehended' by Pc Julian Davis of Woodbridge police station.

The initiative takes place in January to raise awareness and funds for the charity that grants wishes to children living with life-threatening illnesses.


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"I've never been in jail before, let alone a jailbreak," said Mr Cole. "It

sounds a fun way to raise money for a super charity and so I was happy to

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take part when asked.

"If other local business people would like to join me or pledge their support for the charity, that would be great," he added.

So far 12 people are interested in supporting the Ipswich Jailbreak.

Do you know anyone who you would like locked up?

Are you willing to take part in this fun activity to raise money for Make-A-Wish's special children?

If you would like to know more or would like sponsorship forms, please call Paula Slater of Make-A-Wish on 01394 386788.

The jailbreak days will start with people being arrested early in the

morning and taken to Christchurch Mansion by two off duty policemen.

On arrival fingerprints and mug shots will be taken and swag bags confiscated.

They will then be locked up with a mobile phone, with no food or water, until they can raise £500 or more to secure their release.

Make-A-Wish is organising jailbreaks all over the country for their special week which begins on Monday, January 20.

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