Exiled on the Humber
The Tribune Trust is always looking for exciting ways to raise money so that it can continue to give grants to support projects in the Humber area. In 2013 and 2014 the Tribune Trust held very successful cycle rides that raised thousands of pounds. For 2015 the Tribune Trust did something very different and ‘locked’ up six prominent people from the Humber Region on the Catzero yacht.
Each of the ‘prisoners’ were tried before His Honour Judge Mettyear and found guilty of their crimes by a group of school children from Longhill Primary School. They were all sentenced to be ‘transported’ into the Humber until they raised over £10,000 in ‘bail money’.
The idea came from Jim Dick, the High Sheriff for the East Riding of Yorkshire 2014/15. As well as Jim Dick, the other prisoners were former High Sheriffs Julie Good and John Holtby, Chief Fire Officer Dene Sanders, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Paul Robinson and Chair of the Tribune Trust and former High Sheriff Hugh Bethell.
Thanks to the generosity of family, friends, colleagues and companies the six ‘prisoners’ did not have to spend long in the Humber before they smashed their target and raised just over £10,500. Commenting on their release Hugh Bethell said;
‘Events like this provide a lot of our fundraising for the year. We have some good individuals who support us but events like Exiled on the Humber really do help. It’s a lot of fun but raises a lot of money to help those in need as well’
Paul Cheeseman Director of the Tribune Trust said;
‘I am very grateful to Jim and his team for all the hard work they put into organising this event and to those who gave so generously. We are busy thinking of other exciting ideas to raise funds and I would ask our supporters and friends to keep a close eye on our new web site for details of forthcoming events’
The picture above shows (L-R) Paul Robinson, Hugh Bethell, Julie Good, Jim Dick and Dene Sanders. Picture courtesy of HEY Smile Foundation.