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Prison Diary

The Thamesmead Three spent Saturday night in Wormwood Scrubs Prison, along with 21 other 'jail birds' to raise money for Cancer Research UK. It was fun, scary...definitely an experience!

Before being ushered to the gym, we were told not to look up, not to talk and to walk as fast as we could so not to bring attention to ourselves, but of course some prisoners spotted us and started shouting (remember there is more than 1200 male inmates and there were 24 of us walking under their windows - 19 of which were women! One inmate even shouted out his mobile number!)
 
When we arrived at the gym hall, we were made to form an orderly queue before shouting out our number in line. For every person who got it wrong or didn't shout loud enough, we were told to do press ups.
 
We were then ordered to jog around the gym hall, before collecting our 'prison package', which consisted of a cup, cutlery and prison uniform (grey jogging bottoms and a jumper) before playing a ball game and eating a typical prison dinner of rice and chilli, an apple and a dessert.
 
At around 9pm when all the inmates were locked up, we were taken on a tour of the prison. We walked along all the wings and were also shown a strip cell. It was tiny - there is no room to swing a cat and yet it is the same size as a normal prison cell which consists of bunk beds, a table, a chest of draws and two inmates!
 
Although prisoners are in there for a reason, the sheer claustrophobia of it all really made us wonder how they survive.
 
'The Thamesmead Three' have raised more than £1000 for Cancer Research UK, the 24 of us who took part in the sleepover have so far managed to raise just under £10,000, which is fantastic, but we would still love to raise more.
 
Thank you to all those who have already donated. If you haven't yet , you are at the right place to do so. Remember, every penny, every pound counts!
Please tell all your family, friends and colleagues about this page.
 
Together we will beat Cancer.

From

June, Julia and Linda - The Thamesmead Three (Trust Thamesmead employees)

You can view more pictures at: http://www.trust-thamesmead.co.uk/gallery.cfm/category/36/category_name/The%20Thamesmead%20Three

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Raising money for

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK

Charity Registration No. in England and Wales 1089464, Scotland SC041666

Cancer Research UK is the world's leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. We are fighting cancer on all fronts, finding new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat it to save more lives. We are entirely funded by the public. With your help, we can ensure more people beat cancer.

Donations 39

From Thelma and all the members of Greenmead Over 50's

Donation by Greenmead Over 50's on 19/02/07

£25.00

In memory of all my family and friends who have suffered with this horrible disease

Donation by Lesley on 06/02/07

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Well done, a very unique experience!

Donation by Kelly on 06/02/07

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Well Done!!

Donation by Nicki on 06/02/07

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Well done ladies!

Donation by Richard - Stage Door Pub, Dartford on 04/02/07

£10.00

Hope they Don't Lose The Key! Good Luck :-)

Donation by Paul & Sandy on 02/02/07

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Good Luck Girls!!

Donation by Gemma on 02/02/07

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

more sponsership for your fundraising in aid of Cancer Research UK

Donation by Respond - Judith and Bradley on 02/02/07

£15.00

Good Luck Julia Weel done

Donation by Carolandy on 01/02/07

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

saw your picture in the paper and wanted to sponser you and wish you good luck.

Donation by A local resident on 01/02/07

£5.00

Go Girls! Enjoy the porridge while you help to beat the big C

Donation by Gooner Girl on 01/02/07

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation by Janice on 31/01/07

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Donation by MSO.net on 31/01/07

£50.00

G'day Gorgeous. Good luck with your sleepover! Lots of love Claire and Jay xx

Donation by Clairey on 31/01/07

£20.00

Keep up the good work

Donation by Peanuts on 31/01/07

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

I knew those Busted poses wouldn't be wasted! Good luck.

Donation by Nikki Davies on 31/01/07

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

No taking a nail file in with you :) Good luck! x

Donation by Nicola Metselaar on 31/01/07

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good luck from all of us.

Donation by Shadie Ladies,Ellen,Sam,Karen,Bim,Kell on 31/01/07

£54.00

more sponsership for June and Linda

Donation by the Craskes,Townsends, Tony and Hayley on 31/01/07

£65.00

for everyone who this illness has touched

Donation by the Craskes,Townsends,Tony,Hayley on 31/01/07

£35.00

from Respond's employees and Ma.

Donation by Respond on 31/01/07

£35.00

Have fun Julia!! 24hrs without your mob will be worth it! hehe Let me know how you get on JoJo xxxx

Donation by Joanne Lavender on 30/01/07

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good Luck Julia, your be fab, make sure you email me to tell me how you got on. XXX

Donation by Julie Thompson on 30/01/07

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

Good luck in your fundraising for this worthy cause.

Donation by Ted and Pat Claridge on 30/01/07

£5.00

Working with Martin, an excellent cause good luck!

Donation by Pat Cook on 30/01/07

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£809.00
  • Offline donations£297.50
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,106.50
  • Gift Aid£136.79

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