Fundraiser faced jail time

Shantelle Bezant was locked up in Fremantle Prison.
Shantelle Bezant was locked up in Fremantle Prison.

Miss Galaxy WA 2014 finalist and Mandurah local Shantelle Bezant was reliant on friends and admirers to bail her out of jail last week.

She was locked up in historic Fremantle Prison to raise money for children suffering from cystic fibrosis, liver disease and polio.

Ms Bezant joined sponsors TechnoTan in annual charity event Convicts for a Cause, which raises money for Cystic Fibrosis WA, the Liver Foundation WA and Rotary International.

People taking part included CEOs, ministers and community members who elected to be locked in Fremantle Prison.

Fundraising money came from donors posting bail for the convicts either online at www.con victsforacause.org.au or at the event.

‘I’m lucky enough to say that I don’t know anyone suffering from cystic fibrosis or liver disease but I am close to people with serious illnesses and I know just how much charity events such as Convicts for a Cause can help,’ Ms Bezant said.

‘I love the great work that they do and I’m so happy to be involved.’

Donations can still be made by posting bail for Ms Bezant and the TechnoTan inmates at convictsforacause.org.au/team-profile/ technotan.

TechnoTan is also offering discounted spray-on tans to all people taking part in Convicts for a Cause.