One of the many prisoners for March’s Jail and Bail fundraising event -  which will see a number of community leaders locked up in aid of St Wilfrid’s - has been confirmed as local businessman Gerald Colvin.

Gerald has been in business in the Eastbourne area for nearly 40 years. He is a former hotelier and for the last 33 years has acted as the Founder and Managing Director of his company, the Colvin Cleaning Group Ltd., which provides commercial cleaning services across the south east to the public and private sectors.

The Colvin Cleaning Group Ltd. has been fortunate enough to be able to support and sponsor many charities and fundraising events over the years, and Gerald himself continues to support and fundraise for St Wilfrid’s in memory of lost family, friends and employees.

Gerald is wanted for his crimes against fashion, according to his wife, Emma, who has recently reported his wardrobe – which includes his large collection of shirts – to the fashion police.

‘How anyone can own 36 striped work shirts is beyond me, and sadly, Gerald believes most of them are still in fashion,’ says Emma.

‘Gerald is guilty of not throwing out his old clothes, and too many wives and girlfriends like me are suffering in silence with depleting wardrobe space that could accommodate so many more of our fashionable shoes and dresses.

‘Gerald was a bit shirty when he heard the charges and made an off-the-cuff remark about how he would do his best to raise the necessary funds because he didn’t deserve to get his collar felt for this crime.’

Gerald's trial will take place on March 29th at the Redoubt Fortress, Eastbourne. The trial’s outcome does not look promising for Gerald, so he will no doubt be relying on the generosity of friends, family and the public to put up his £1,000 bail bond. You can free Gerald at