Fareham based coach firm in ‘prison’ charity fundraiser

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FAMILY coach company Lucketts Group has been rounding up office bosses and carting them off to jail.

It was part of a fundraising event for the Rainbow Centre, and festooned with wanted posters, the Lucketts coach took off-duty uniformed police officers to make ‘arrests’ at companies around Portsmouth and Fareham.

Amongst those taken into temporary custody were representatives from Barclays Bank, Syn Star, Palmer and Harvey, Hughes Ellard and Eaton Aerospace.

The prisoners were taken to Fort Nelson, home to Royal Armories high on Portsdown Hill, where they were ‘locked up’. Thankfully mobile phones weren’t confiscated, so calls to raise bail could be made on the journey to jail.

In total the prisoners raised £3,600 for the Rainbow Centre, which will go toward the £500,000 it costs to run the centre each year.