Jail-n-Bail wants your money or your time 0
Marianne Minns, Jail-N-Bail board member, left, long-time volunteer Brandon Beaulieu and board chairwoman Jayne Brophy get into the spirit of Jail-N-Bail early. This year’s Canadian Cancer Society fundraiser will be held at the Pembroke Mall on Wednesday, Oct. 24 from noon-6 p.m. For more community photos please visit our website photo gallery at www.thedailyobserver.ca
One of the Canadian Cancer Society’s biggest fundraising events is coming back to Pembroke! On Wednesday, Oct. 24, from noon to six p.m. the Pembroke Mall will be home to this year’s Jail-N-Bail penitentiary, locking up members of the community until they can collect a pre-set “bail” amount from their friends, family and colleagues.
The “arrests” for Jail-N-Bail come in two varieties – as a complete surprise to the jailee, or a slightly more schedule-friendly pre-arranged version, where donors arrive at a pre-set time to serve their time until their fundraising goal is met.
This year, Jail-N-Bail organizers are also offering “bench warrants” for people who want to support the society’s life-saving research, but simply don’t have the time to languish in prison for hours on a Wednesday afternoon.
For a set donation of $250, a bench warrant will be signed out by one of the event’s volunteer “judges” and then the guilty party can arrive on-scene to pay their dept to (the) society via a giant novelty cheque (accompanied, of course, by actual legal tender in one form or another).
All donations are considered tax-deductible and 100 per cent of money raised goes directly to the Canadian Cancer Society.
For more information on either becoming a jailbird, signing out a bench warrant, volunteering to help with the event or arranging a surprise arrest for someone, call the Canadian Cancer Society’s Renfrew County unit office at 613-735-2571.
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