Convicts for a Cause fundraiser to take place at Fremantle Prison

Rotary Club members Louise Youens and Tristan Campbell. Picture: Martin Kennealey d428662
Rotary Club members Louise Youens and Tristan Campbell. Picture: Martin Kennealey d428662

FREMANTLE Prison stopped taking WA's criminals in the 1990s, but this weekend Perth personalities will feel the wrath of the steel bars when they take part in the Convicts for a Cause fundraiser.

Politicians, sports stars and members of the public will be locked up and fundraising a certain amount is the only way to get out.

Money raised will go to Cystic Fibrosis WA, Autism West and the Rotary Clubs of Perth and Mt Lawley.

A spokesperson from Cystic Fibrosis WA said the event was growing, with up to 400 expected to attend this year.

‘The fundraising effort has grown from around $30,000 to $80,000, which is fantastic,’ he said.