Local police are hoping to see a decrease in criminal activity after a number of arrest warrants were issued for some of Belfast’s most notorious criminals.
Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice will be locking up some of Northern Ireland’s most wanted ‘criminals’, rounding them up in their ‘Wild West’ themed jailhouse in Castlecourt Shopping Centre on Friday 8th April.
Well-known faces such as May McFetridge, Belfast Giants Captain Adam Keefe, Northern Ireland’s favourite ‘Ma’ Olivia Nash and ‘Frosbit Boy’ Ruairi McSorley will be rounded up alongside local business people, Hospice supporters and Children’s Hospice staff.
Supporters are invited to pledge a donation to help secure their release from jail, with each ‘convict’ tasked with raising bail of £500 each in order to walk free.
The Wild West Roundup will raise funds for Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice, the only children’s hospice of its kind in Northern Ireland.
The charity cares for around 300 life-limited children and their families every year, and relies heavily on donations from the public to run its services, which cost £3million per year to run.
Joanna Pawson, Fundraising and Marketing Manager, NI Children’s Hospice said:
“We want everyone to get behind the inmates and help bail them out. This is a fun event which is made even more exciting by the range of characters that are willing to be locked up in support of Children’s Hospice. Every single pound of bail will be used to provide specialist care to local children, young people and families here in Northern Ireland.”
The prisoners have been sentenced to serve time in the Wild West jailhouse (Unit 7b, beside the Spar in Castlecourt) from 10am onwards.
Entertainment will also be provided throughout the day, with performances from various country and western stars keeping shoppers and supporters entertained.
To help raise the bail to release your favourite inmate, call 028 9077 7123 or donate via their Just Giving pages.
For full details go to www.facebook.com/northernirelandchildrenshospice