Sir Michael Bibby ‘Locked Up for Good’!
Officers from Merseyside Police locked up company bosses and celebrities for charity on Friday 28th November, raising more than £12,000 for the Princes Trust as part of their Zero to Hero incentive.
In total, twelve people spent time locked in the custody cells at Belle Vale police station, including actors Paul Barber, Samantha Giles and Philip Olivier.
The event got underway with Paul's mock arrest in the middle of Liverpool One, much to the surprise, and delight, of the hundreds of shoppers passing by at the time.
Paul and Philip Olivier spent the whole night in the cells, along with Sir Michael Bibby from the Bibby Line Group, Peter Jackson from Hill Dickinson LLP and Julie Fadden from the South Liverpool Housing Group.
The event was the idea of Inspector Paul Court, who said: "The success of the event and the amount of money we have raised have surpassed all my expectations.
"All the people who were locked up were full of good humour, despite the testing conditions, and helped make it a hugely enjoyable and very special 24 hours for everyone involved. I know all the officers who volunteered their time to take part also found it really rewarding.
"The Princes' Trust is doing vital work right here on Merseyside to help some of our disadvantaged young people to have a brighter and more successful future and I know that every single penny that we have raised will make a big difference to people's lives here in our city."
Actor Paul Barber said: "I’ve previously been in the care system myself and I know how challenging it can be for kids today. I wanted to support both the Princes’ Trust and Merseyside Police with this fantastic charity event."
Sir Michael Bibby, who is also the Liverpool Committee Chairman of the Princes Trust, said: I was really keen to support both the Princes’ Trust and Merseyside Police. The police team have made an exceptional effort and it’s incumbent on us to back them for such a great cause."
Sir Michael donated over £2,000 in sponsorship and support from Group.