Mum volunteers for day in Doncaster jail

Maxine Strong
Maxine Strong

A devoted mum is to be thrown in jail in memory of her late son.

But Maxine Strong will be spending the night behind bars for a good cause - raising cash for Bluebell Wood Hospice where son Alexander spent his final days before his tragic death last January.

The 46-year-old from Epworth will be thrown in the slammer this month along with a gang of 15 other fundraising ‘miscreants’ who will also spend a night in the cells at Doncaster Prison to help boost funds.

The Jail and Bail event on February 20 will see scores of local people, including Maxine, become scoundrels and rogues for the day.

They will be ‘arrested’ at The Regent Hotel and then hauled off to the Marshgate prison.

And then all the prisoners will be given the daunting task of finding out how popular they are when they are slung into their cell, armed with just their mobile phone, to raise the £500 bail needed to get them released at the end of the day.

Maxine’s son Alexander fought a four-year battle with cancer before finally succumbing in early 2013.

He was diagnosed with neuroblastoma on Christmas Eve 2009 at four years old and bravely fought the condition before sadly passing away at Bluebell Wood just after Christmas last year.