Time For Arrest?

Published Saturday 13th August 2011
Two managers from International Timber, Trafford Park spent a few hours handcuffed together behind bars, in aid of St Anns Hospice. Staff at the Trafford Park branch had been voting for one of their managers to be arrested. Staff pledged funds into one of the 3 ‘nomination pots’ to have their chosen boss handcuffed and thrown in a police cell. Managers who were up for nomination were Tony Miles Managing Director, Malcolm Ellis Development Director and Jim Thomas Operations Manager, one of which to be handcuffed to Alan Mullarkey IT Manager.
 
After a month of voting and plenty of office banter, the winner, or rather loser was revealed. Jim Thomas won the most votes and raised £130 for the hospice, a close second was Tony Miles with £126 and Malcolm Ellis had the least votes but still raised £20 towards the total. The two offenders made their way to court, stood in front of a judge and were sentenced to a morning in jail. Dressed for the occasion in black & white prisoner outfits the naughty pair was escorted by community support officers to a 19th Century cell at the Police Museum in Manchester.
 
The branch raised a total of £400 for St Anns Hospice as part of the ‘Together’ charity programme, Help the Hospices. Branch organisers Kim Morris and Alan Mullarkey thoroughly enjoyed the event and look forward to taking part again next year.
 
A big round of applause goes to all staff at International Timber who got involved with this event.