SOME of Lancashire’s celebrities and top businessmen and women are being ‘locked up’ to raise money for Derian House Children’s Hospice.

Officials from the Chorley hospice believe it is one of their most fun money-raising challenges of the year.

The 18 individuals will be put behind bars for a range of crimes including impersonating Bradley Walsh and uncontrollable snacking.

The only way they can get released is to raise £999 bail money for the hospice in an event called 'Bail Me Out'.

Lancashire Police will be making the arrests and the celebs and businessmen and women will be held in the cells at Leyland’s former Victorian courthouse, La Corte Italian Restaurant.

It is taking place on July 5 and among the inmates will include Chorley’s Jane Campbell and Evie Skentelbery from Fresh Perspective Resourcing, Lachlan McLean from Forbes Solicitors and Katie Shepherd from the Fulfilment Crowd.

Evie and Jane said: “We are very excited to be taking part in Derian House’s ‘Bail me out’ challenge on Friday.

"It is for a great cause and it is going to be lots of fun!

"We are a little bit nervous about being locked up and really we hope that we can raise enough money to be let out of our cell!”

Among the celebrities taking part in the challenge include: Clitheroe’s Rosie Dummer from Extreme Cake Makers of Clitheroe for ‘baking under the influence’

She said: “I am very kind and want to be involved in the mad capped ideas for raising money.

“I did not know what was going to be involved in it but I will always help them because of the great work they do.

“I don’t want to be left locked up behind bars so I will be doing what I can to get the money to get out.

“I am thinking I might have to cheat a bit and bribe someone that if they help us get the money then I will bake the person a great cake.”

The inmates will present themselves for arrest at Leyland Police Station at 9.15am.

They will then be taken to La Corte restaurant in Leyland (the Old Police Station) where they will be kept in the cells until they raise their bail money, with only their laptops, phones and nous to help them.