Un­lock­ing the causes of crime

Fundraiser uses jail time to make a se­ri­ous point

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - Vera Ber­tola

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

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