Jailbirds on the crest of a wave

jailbreak raises �700 for local charities
jailbreak raises �700 for local charities

Three ladies from Kirkcaldy’s Linton Lane Centre are back in captivity after a fundraising jailbreak.

Mandy Henderson, centre manager, and committee members Shelley Donnelly and Sarah-Jane Brown were sprung from Perth prison last Saturday with the task of trying to get as far away as possible without spending any money.

And 12 hours later they were washed up on the shores of the South Pacific – in the audience of the famous stage show being performed at Manchester’s Palace Theatre.

Having negotiated free return transport with Stagecoach, the trio were also able to blag free tickets to the show and free overnight accommodation at the Holiday Inn in Manchester. They were appropriately dressed in costumes sponsored by the Chickenshop.

Mandy said: “We had a great time, if quite exhausting, and we would like to thank everybody who sponsored us and offered support.”

Significant donations came from Evolution, Sandy’s Signs, Bayne’s Bakers and David Torrance MSP.

The group raised over £700 which will be split between Linton Lane Centre and Cash for Kids.