Two weekly newspaper editors were locked up behind bars as part of a fundraising stunt for a local hospice.
The stunt took place at the a shopping centre in Welwyn Garden City and saw the participants locked in a cell with only their mobile phones to help them raise £1,000 for Isabel Hospice before they could be released.
Paul managed to reach the target to secure his release in two-and-a-half hours by calling contacts and family to ask for sponsorship, the largest of which came from local law firm Nockolds, which donated £165.
However, Terry did not quite raise enough so was locked up for four hours before being set free.
Terry said: “I am patron of the hospice so they rope me into various fundraising sillyness. It was a great deal of fun and the passers-by thought it was highly amusing.
“They eventually took pity on us and let us out. I raised more money by people paying to keep me in than let me out!”
The jailbirds raised £6,500 between them for Isabel Hospice, which cares for people with life-limiting illnesses across East Herts.
Emma Lippiatt, Isabel Hospice’s corporate relationship manager, said: “All the prisoners were really good sports and we are so grateful to them for their time.
“They really threw themselves into the task and there was a great buzz in the jail as they saw their JustGiving page totals rise.”