A team of six from Pro Doncaster – the borough’s professional service group were incarcerated in HMP and YOI Doncaster in aid of our Health Centre Appeal.
Andrew McKenna, Nigel Brewster, Paul Goel, Kelvin Fitton, Liz Dickson and Daniel Fell were breakfasting at The Regent Hotel, Doncaster, when they found themselves being arrested, handcuffed and escorted off the premises.
Crowds watched helplessly as the “Six” were bundled into waiting police vehicles and driven off to prison for crimes they had not committed.
“Free the Pro Doncaster Six” the crowds cried, while the “Six” pleaded their innocence.
The only way to secure their release was for each of them to raise a minimum of £500 each and so to work…
The rest of the day was spent calling people up and asking for help to raise the necessary bail money.
The public reaction was swift. The initial sense of outrage was soon transmuted into a surge of generosity.
By the end of the day, £5,000 had been raised and the Pro Doncaster Six were able to return home to their loved ones.