Local College Principal put in jail!

28 July 2010

Oaklands College Principal and Chief Executive, Mark Dawe, was thrown in jail on Wednesday 26 May as part of the ReachOut Charity Jailbreak.

Contestants were imprisoned with just their phone and address book until they were able to raise at least £500 each for the St. Albans based charity, helping young and disabled people throughout Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

Mark Dawe was put into a cell at the Old Court House in Berkhamsted and supervised under the watchful eye of the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, Gerald Corbett, who was charged with keeping the convicts in jail.

Other convicts included new Mayor of Dacorum, Councillor Roger Taylor, Simon George, Managing Director of the Hertfordshire Business Independent, Victoria Hewitt of Scott and Hewitt marketing, Mike Meldrum of Mortgage Mine and Catherine Farrell of Midas Appeals.

After the convicts spent a total of 5 hours in prison, a fantastic figure of just over £6,000 was raised for ReachOut Plus.

Mark Dawe, Oaklands College Principal and Chief Executive commented: "I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who supported me to get out of jail yesterday. Raising money to help local young and disabled people is so important and the joint effort of everyone involved yesterday created a real team spirit, which is what working with the community is all about."