SOME of the city’s most well thought of people are about to be cuffed and sent down in aid of three good causes.
The ‘Worcester 7’ will be caught by the police in Worcester city centre and their bail is posted at £500 each. Mayor of Worcester, Coun Roger knight, has been charged with pawning the Mayoral Chain for an ice-cream, Anja Potze, of Fine Jewellery, is being charged with trying to outbling the Mayor, Ben Humphrey, from Worcester Repertory, will be locked up as Dame Ginny. Thomas Evans from Thursfields Solicitors, Richard Shelton from Shelton and Lines, Vance Parsons from DH Recruitment, dancer and finalist from ‘So you think you can dance?, Katie Love, will all face the judge on Saturday (September 26).
The bail money will go towards Acorns Children’s Hospice, Daisychain Benevolent Fund and Sight Concern Worcestershire and the prisoners will only be released when their collective sum has been raised.
Coun Knight said: “Being arrested in public, handcuffed and taken away to jail is a disturbing prospect, but, thankfully, it’s in a good cause, in fact three good causes. Acorns Children’s Hospice because of the wonderful care they provide to children and their families in the most difficult and distressing times; Daisychain Benevolent Fund because of their support for the Children’s Ward in our local hospital; Sight Concern for the incredible support and friendship they give to local blind and partially sighted people; my father experienced their support during his later years as his vision failed.” He added, “So in support of these three exceptional charities, the remarkable services they give to residents of our City and the desperate need of those being arrested to get out of jail, please give generously and encourage others to contribute as well. Take pity on the Worcester 7 – we’re innocent really, ‘onest guv.”