Lord de Ramsey arrested as charity searches for £20,000

Lord De Ramsey is led away by officers

Lord De Ramsey is led away by officers - Credit: Archant

GOING DOWN: Lord de Ramsey was arrested last week during a search for £20,000.

John Fellowes, of Abbots Ripton, was among a group of 17 who were led away by police and spent the day behind bars ... and all in the name of charity.

Lord de Ramsey was among a group of people, including Brian Ashton, the deputy police commissioner, Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire Hugh Duberly, and Dr Attila Vegh, chief executive of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Foundation Trust, who were arrested on Thursday as they raised money for the Ormiston Children & Families Trust.

Between them they raised £20,000 by taking part in the charity’s inaugural Jail and Bail event.

Lord de Ramsey was arrested for ‘being both a lord and a lunatic’.

The event was organised by the former Chief Constable for Cambridge Constabulary Julie Spence who is now an Ormiston trustee.

She said: “I cannot thank the participants enough for their support at that Jail and Bail – their enthusiasm, sense of fun and sheer exuberance for the event and the charity made it an extraordinarily valuable day, not just because of the amount of money raised but because it helped to raise the profile of Ormiston too.

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“Thanks to our ‘criminals’, there are now hundreds of people who know the name Ormiston who didn’t know about us before and weren’t aware of the important and difficult work we do with some of the most challenged children and families, not just in Cambridgeshire but across the whole of East Anglia.

“The money raised will go towards supporting these young people and will help to ensure that Ormiston can continue to deliver its vital work across the region.”