On Thursday 5 March, Signs Express founding director, Frank Eliel, will be one of a number of respected community and business leaders from across Norfolk who will be arrested and jailed in the name of charity. They will only be released when they have raised their bail target with donations from friends and family.
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Their alleged crimes include 'Murdering songs by Karaoke', 'battering a Cumberland sausage' and 'wearing stilettos regardless of the terrain'.
Proceeds from the event will go to Ormiston Families who work with families across East Anglia, in need and often impacted by prison.You can read more about this on www.justgiving.com/frank-eliel and donate to this very worthwhile cause. You could of course also ask for my period of detention to be extended! The more you donate, the longer or shorter my period of custody will be, as determined by the judge.
On the Day'Arrests'
at 7.45am to 8.25am-The Priors Hall at Norwich Cathedral
Participants will be arrested one-by-one by Norfolk Constabulary and loaded into a police van for transportation to the court.'Trial'
at 8.40am to 10.10am- Norwich Magistrates Court, After their arrest they will be tried by a judge who will hear the case for both the defence and prosecution. When the judge reaches his verdict on both guilt and sentencing, participants will be escorted from the court.'Jail'
at 10.30am onwards- Café Britannia, Norfolk prison
Throughout the afternoon those who have been found guilty by the judge will have the afternoon to raise their 'bail' target to secure their release. This can be done by appealing for donations and sponsorship from friends, family and colleagues.