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Local politicians are captured for charity
8 March 2012
Shona Robison MSP and Joe Fitzpatrick MSP have agreed to be
'captured' on the Tay - in order to raise money for Action for
The SNP politicians are taking part in Action for Children's
Captured on the Tay event on 30 March. Armed with only a mobile
phone and a list of business contacts, colleagues and friends, the
Very Important Prisoners will aim to raise £500 each in order to
secure their release.
Shona Robison MSP said: "I would encourage people from Dundee to
take part in Captured on the Tay to raise money for Action for
Children Scotland. The charity runs many valued services in the
area and I am looking forward to having fun being 'captured',
lending my support and - most importantly - being released!"
Joe FitzPatrick MSP added: "I will be doing my utmost to raise
at least £500 to help Action for Children Scotland support the
country's most vulnerable children, young people and their
families. I am also looking forward to a bit of healthy competition
between myself and Shona Robison, MSP for Dundee City East - I hope
that Dundee City West won't let me down!"
Places are still available for willing captives to take part in
the event, and Action for Children Scotland is calling for
Dundonians to show their support by signing up to be captured.
Action for Children Area fundraiser for Scotland East, Clare
Pieroni, explained: "We want to Dundonians from all walks of
life to be 'captured' during this fantastic and fun event on 30
March, and help us raise vital funds to help children, young people
and families in the area."
Dave Bowman, Dundee United coach; Chris van der Kuyl, chief
executive officer of Brightsolid and Derek Souter, director
Blackscroft Property Ltd are also taking part in the event.
Clare added: "This year Dundee's captives will go head-to-head
with fundraisers in Glasgow, who are being captured and held for
our Captured on the Clydechallenge - so the pressure is really on
for generous Dundonians to dig deep and help us beat the Glasgow
All money raised will go towards funding a creche at the Action
for Children Scotland's Dundee Families Project, which will help
parents to attend the support groups without having to worry about
finding childcare. If you think your boss deserves to be captured
then contact Clare Pieroni on 0141 550 9022 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org