Staff lock up boss

PUBLISHED: 17:00 23 January 2011

Area manager Mark Verbrugge with staff and police

Area manager Mark Verbrugge with staff and police


STAFF from a Weston store had their boss handcuffed and carted off by police – but it was all for a good cause.

Area manager Mark Verbrugge with police

Employees from Argos in High Street took part in a fund-raising event, which saw their area manager Mark Verbrugge travel from Penzance to Chippenham in two days in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.

Mark travelled to all 35 of his stores last week and there was a surprise waiting in each one – courtesy of the shop manager.

In Weston, Mark was dressed in a convict costume donated by Masquerade, handcuffed by two officers and driven in a patrol car to Argos’ Queensway store, before continuing his journey.

Tricia Baillie-Horler, store manager, said: “Every young person battling cancer deserves to have access to a Teenage Cancer Trust unit and events like this do make a difference.

“We are asking the South West community to support our fundraising and make a contribution to a worthy cause on their next visit to Argos.”

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