A SPONSORED 'prison' lock up challenge for charity is now fully booked up following an 'incredible' public response.

The Leader reported recently how Tenovus Cancer Care is to hold its first sponsored North Wales 'Prison Lock Up' in March.

It will take place at Mold Police Station and aims help raise funds for cancer patients and their families.

The charity has now announced the event is full.

Debbie Rowley, Tenovus Cancer Care community fundraiser in North Wales, said: “We are absolutely delighted with the incredible response to our first Prison Lock-Up in North Wales.

"We had some hilarious responses to our call for ‘inmates’ and a lot of people were keen to lock-up their family and friends.

“All the spaces have now sold out but we are looking to hold another Prison Lock-Up event in North Wales later in the year so that anyone who missed out this time will get the chance to experience a night behind bars.

“I’d once again like to thank Gillian Lehrle and the rest of the staff at North Wales Police for their support of the event, I’m sure it is going to be a night to remember and most importantly raise lots of money to help support cancer patients and their loved ones.”

Participants will be locked up in a cold, dark prison cell from 5pm until midnight on March 9.

They will be fed prison microwaved food, be put through their paces through vigorous exercise in the dingy yard and will be questioned by the team at the station for “made-up” charges, although there may be some very small privileges for good behaviour.

It will be up to the individuals to entertain themselves until their release, however all participants will be moved around the cells so will get to meet the other prisoners throughout the evening.

To find out more about Tenovus Cancer Care visit www.tenovuscancercare.org.uk