A hospice is on the hunt for more brave community members to be locked up as part of a charity fundraising effort.

So far, nine people have signed up to be held at Pinner Police Station on Friday, March 27 as part of St Luke’s Hospice's jail and bail 2015 event.

Those volunteeting to go behind bars must raise a minimum of £1,000 in bail before they can be released - but people can also donate to keep individuals in the cells.

Detainees can raise the ‘fee’ in the run-up to the event, They will be allowed access to a mobile phone, not to call a lawyer but to raise any shortfall on the day.

President of Harrow United Deaf Club Asif Iqbal, councillor Manji Kara, accountant Gowry Sri Ragavan, Robin Webb and Ros Scott of St Luke’s and Harrow East MP Bob Blackman are among those taking part in this year’s jail and bail.

Cllr Ameet Jogia, who will also be taking part, said: “St Luke’s Hospice is an asset to our community. I have witnessed first-hand the excellent care and service they offer; all of which is provided free of charge.

“It’s an honour to take part in this year’s Jail and Bail Challenge. I just hope people don’t pay more to keep me in jail.”

However the hospice is still on the hunt for more volunteers who want to take part and think they can raise the £1,000 bail money.

For more information, visit www.stlukes-hospice.org/jail or contact Aneka Shah on 020 8382 8063 or email ashah@stlukes-hospice.org