Interesting concept and not one that I think I would be too keen to try out. “Jailing” yourself while you wait for other people to donate 1 million rand your way. Even if it is for a good cause, I think it’s an admirable goal!
The basic aim of the event is to raise money for Autism Western Cape and the main “culprit” is Gerhard Pieterse, the Executive Director of Autism Western Cape.
What exactly is Jail 4 Bail?
The “Jail4bail” concept aims to raise a minimum of R 1 000 000 (One Million Rand), commencing Monday 16 June 2008 (National Youth Day). The beneficiaries for this project will be:
Autism Western Cape
Tableview Community Police Forum (20% of the funds shall be allocated towards a police station in Parklands and training to assist SAPS and CPF to deal with offenders who may have mental disabilities).
Gerhard will be “arrested” by Tableview police and escorted to his jail cell in The Atrium at Bayside Mall on National Youth Day, Monday 16 June 2008 to raise a minimum of R 1 000 000 (One Million Rand).
He will not leave his cell, other than visitations, until the target amount has been raised. The suggested time frame to conclude the project is Friday, 27 June 2008.
In addition to Gerhard, the incoming President of the Round Table Association of South Africa, Danie van Rensburg, shall also be locking himself up and calling for funds from his international counterparts and Round Table South Africa.
The Vice-President of the West Coast Chamber of Commerce, Michelle Korevaar has also committed to being locked up.
There are a few ways to contribute:
Sponsors through cash donation and product sponsorship.
“Bail” participants out with a minimum of R100 per donation.
Visitation Rights Donation
Visitation rights for a fee of R10.
To find out more information about the project and the organisations involved visit www.autismwesterncape.org.za or www.spice4life/jail4bail or contact Autism Western Cape on 0861 (AUTISM) 288476 for brochures, handbooks and general information.
I will be donating money in a sort of “Visitation Rights Donation” mechanism once Gerhard has been “arrested” in an interview with the man himself while he is imprisoned! Keep a look out for that coming soon.
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