FOURTEEN Huddersfield businesspeople will become jailbirds tomorrow to raise money for Kirkwood Hospice.

The jailbirds will be `arrested' by Kirkwood Hospice staff between 10am and 11.30am on Friday and be placed behind bars at Lounge 68 bar on John William Street.

Each jailbird will have `bail' forms with pledges for sponsorship written on them.

Those who have not completed their forms will be allowed to make phone calls to beg friends and family for sponsorship.

As soon as the jailbirds have raised £500 each, they can go free.

The official `lock up' will end at 2pm.

All funds raised will help Kirkwood Hospice care for people with life-threatening illnesses.

Kate Leadbeater, event co-ordinator for the hospice, said: "The day promises to be wonderful fun, a great networking opportunity and will be an invaluable source of raising vital funds towards patient care."

The inmates are Andy Jones and Kirk Stansfield from tool hire firm Rapid Hire, Nikki Schofield from Lounge 68, Paul Duesbury from Halifax and Bank of Scotland (HBOS) in Dewsbury, Liz Ladlow from Tesco, Jeremy Child from Acumen designers and architects, Owen Bulmer from graphic design firm Brown Dog Design, Peter Butler from Bramleys Estate Agents, Kendra Breckon from Barclays bank, Charlie Smith from Kings Mill Carpets, Steve Halstead from Gardinia Windows, Steve Eastwood from S Eastwood Excavations and Contractors Ltd, Paul Goodall from Interface Fabrics and Philip Walker from Highfield Gears.