Unlocking the causes of crime
Fundraiser uses jail time to make a serious point
PCYC Mt Druitt is calling on the community to “do time to stop youth crime” and raise some invaluable dollars for youth programs in the Mt Druitt and St Marys areas
The organisation’s annual Time4Kids fundraiser kicks off tomorrow from 3pm at Westfield Mt Druitt.
High-profile “detainees” will be locked up in a mock jail and must raise “bail” through donations to be set free.
There will be guest appearances from several Western Sydney Wanderers players, former Wallaby international Jeremy Paul and Penrith & District Junior Rugby League general manager Phil Cummings.
PCYC Mt Druitt manager Lance Chaloner said he also hoped to have a police highway patrol vehicle and motorcycle on display.
“I need to bring on board as much support as possible from local businesses in the community to raise funds for the underprivileged youth in our area,” Mr Chaloner said.
“Any assistance for the fundraiser would be much appreciated.
“It’s a great cause where all funds go towards providing some future for the younger members of society.”
PCYC is Australia’s leading youth development organisation with more than 200,000 members throughout Australia.
The objectives of PCYC include:
Get young people active in life
Work with young people to develop their skills, character and leadership
Prevent and reduce crime by and against young people.
To support Time4Kids, visit pcyctime4kids.org.au or drop into Westfield Mt Druitt from 3pm near centre stage.
I need to bring on board as much support ... to raise funds for youth Lance Chaloner
Lance Chaloner, former Wallaby Jeremy Paul, PCYS’s Bobbie Lyons and Senior Constable Mark Bursa are supporting the PCYC Time4Kids fundraiser at Westfield Mt Druitt. Picture: Carmela Roche