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raised of £3,600 target by 41 supporters

    Weʼve raised £918 to Lock up my dad, Neil Smith, a scout Leader, in a Derby police cell overnight. He’s agreed to do it if we can raise £50. Make him eat gruel.

    Derby, UK
    Funded on Monday, 21st January 2019

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    I, Ben Smith, have been selected to represent Derbyshire scouts to visit and support the World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia, I must raise £3600 by June 2019. Every little helps, thank you.

    So yesterday evening, 8th January, my dad was looked up at Ripley Police Station holding cells. I was expecting bars like you see in the films but no just a solid door. Detainees, 'miscreants' are one per cell. There are male, female and juvenile - under 18's sections. My dad refused the porridge but had some water, which he tried to throw over me through the hatch - he had to clean the cell. He mentioned the tough epoxy coatings lining the cell is something Fosroc could supply. He doesn't look too clever this morning! Big thanks for all your support and to Derbyshire Police Force. Hopefully one and only visit.



    • Neil Smith1 year ago
      Neil Smith

      Neil Smith

      1 year ago

      Having difficulty posting pictures on this site. They can be viewed on Facebook - Neil Grant Smith

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    • Neil Smith1 year ago
      Neil Smith

      Neil Smith

      1 year ago

      Many thanks for your donation. The lock up was yesterday evening. Very impressed with the police force and their duty of care. No plans for a return! Pictures on Facebook - Neil Grant Smith.

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    Page last updated on: 1/10/2019 10.15



    • the Abbotts

      the Abbotts

      Jan 10, 2019

      The things we do for our children!


    • Anonymous


      Jan 8, 2019


    • Craig H

      Craig H

      Jan 8, 2019

      Good luck raising the money! I question this is your first time in the clink :)


    • Leo Eden

      Leo Eden

      Jan 8, 2019

      Good luck!!

    • Derby dave

      Derby dave

      Jan 8, 2019

      Throw the key away! Good luck chap and hope you reach your target

    • Mick


      Jan 8, 2019

      Good on yer Neil. And I can of course empathise with you, hailing from Crim-land & all ...Mike


    • Neil G

      Neil G

      Jan 8, 2019

      Worth every penny to both support the scouts, and give you a hard time. Need pictures of both!Hope it goes ok.


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