15 October 2013 PCC behind bars Tim Passmore, Police and crime Commissioner is in trouble, so much so, he’s appearing at Ipswich Crown Court on October 15. Tim needs your support to raise his bail or he will be in even bigger trouble, mainly because he is raising money for the Ormiston Children and Families Trust’s and the target for his bail is £2,500. He will be ‘arrested’ along with the High Sheriff of Suffolk, county councillors and chief executives of local companies, all in aid of Ormiston Children & Families Trust. Tim will be subject to a police raid where he’ll be arrested and taken to Ipswich Crown Court. Judge David Goodin will hear his case and he has been told to expect a custodial sentence, so he’ll be ‘jailed’ and will then have to raise bail in the form of donations to the charity in order to be released. Tim is trying to attract as much attention as possible to his impending arrest and his bid for freedom and he is asking business contacts, colleagues, friends and family to donate to Ormiston to raise my ‘bail’. Please help Tim escape by donating to this very worthy cause and ask others to donate as well. Tim’s crime is that during the last rugby season, whilst acting as referee, he let North Walsham – a Norfolk team – beat Stowmarket Rugby Club. Tim is Suffolk born and bred and lives this county, but in his defence the Suffolk team normally wins. Last season he refereed other Suffolk teams – Lowestoft & Yarmouth, Beccles, Sudbury, Newmarket, Southwold and Ipswich – and they were all victorious. Please go to www.justgiving.com/Tim-Passmore if you’d like to make a donation. Here’s a little bit about the work of the Ormiston Children & Families Trust: Ormiston is one of the largest charities supporting children, young people and their families in the East of England. They help and support children and young people who are experiencing prejudice and discrimination, those at risk of or experiencing physical harm, emotional or mental health problems, those who are displaying challenging or harmful behaviours, those who are the main carer for a parent or sibling and those who are affected by the imprisonment of a close family member. Ormiston works with the whole family to address the difficult situations they face and help them to make positive changes to their lives.