Cadets make a break for charity

Police cadets from Lancaster and Morecambe raised more than �1,000 for charity by taking part in a sponsored jail break.
Police cadets from Lancaster and Morecambe raised more than �1,000 for charity by taking part in a sponsored jail break.

Police cadets from Lancaster and Morecambe have raised more than £1,000 for charity by taking part in a sponsored jail break.

The group of 16-19 year olds had to get as far as they could from Lancaster Castle and back in 8 hours without spending money.

They all managed to get out of Lancashire with the help of donated train and bus tickets from Stagecoach and help from family and friends.

The winning team managed to get all the way to Glasgow, other teams reached Wales, Manchester, Cumbria, Hull and Leeds.

Some of the cadets travelled in fancy dress and the teams carried donation buckets around with them.

Overall the cadets raised £1010.30 for The Brain Research Trust.

The charity was chosen as the ‘cadet charity of the year’ in memory of Detective Inspector Glen Oldham who worked for Lancashire Constabulary but sadly died suddenly from a brain stem haemorrhage in November 2010.

Glen’s wife Audrey has set up a website in his memory, find out more by visiting www.remember-glen.co.uk

PCSO Nicolle Croft co-ordinated the jail brake, she said: “I used to be a police cadet and I took part in a charity jail break, it was great fun and a really unusual way to raise money for charity.

“I think it teaches the cadets teamwork and helps to boost their confidence, they had to plan their routes and approach businesses for support which I think is a really great life skill.”

If you want to find out how to become a police cadet follow this link http://www.lancashire.police.uk/about-us/citizens-in-policing.