Northamptonshire Custody sergeant to spend day in a cell to raise money for teenager with rare cancer

Justice Centre :Northampton: Criminal Justice Centre for Northamptonshire Police, Pavilion Drive, Brackmills.  F
Justice Centre :Northampton: Criminal Justice Centre for Northamptonshire Police, Pavilion Drive, Brackmills. F

A Northmaptonshire Police sergeant is spending 24 hours in one of the cells at the Criminal Justice Centre in Northampton to raise money for a teenager undergoing cancer treatment.

Custody sergeant Matt Bailey will be spending a day at the centre in Brackmills in order to raise money for teenager Ellie Walters, 14.

Ellie suffers a very rare cancer, rhabdomyosarcoma which affects approximately 60 children a year.

Ellie’s family and friends are raising money to, amongst other things, compliment MRI scans provided by the NHS which will help to identify small tumours as it is an aggressive cancer.

Sgt Bailey will be spending a day in custody at the end of November, experiencing what it is like on the other side of the fence.

He said: “I wanted to do something to help raise money for Ellie and thought that spending some time in the cells would be an ideal way of getting to show their support for such a worthy cause.

“I have spent a significant part of my working life in the custody area but this will be the first time I have spent so much time on the other side of the door.”

You can make a donation to support Matt by visiting https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/matt-bailey