Lo­cals do time to stop youth crime

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

WHIT­SUN­DAY com­mu­nity, busi­ness and sport­ing lead­ers will do ‘time’ to help keep kids out of crime and raise funds for the Whit­sun­day PCYC dur­ing this year’s youth week.

Andrew Telford from Macrossan and Amiet So­lic­i­tors, Rob Wil­son from Wool­worths, Dave Young from Petrol Plus, Bek and Ellen Kerr from Ray White and Prue Buck­ley from Hamil­ton Is­land are just a few of the lo­cal iden­ti­ties tak­ing part in the event which raise funds for new youth de­vel­op­ment and po­lice crime preven­tion pro­grams.

The event is held for Youth Week (April 413). It in­volves lo­cal people get­ting locked up in make-shift jails at Cen­tro Whit­sun­day Shop­ping Cen­tre. The event will be held on Satur­day, April 12 with each de­tainee need­ing to raise a min­i­mum of $500 bail to be re­leased.

Whit­sun­day PCYC branch man­ager Sergeant John Dickinson said all par­tic­i­pants would be locked up for about half an hour and they hoped to raise a to­tal of $25,000 this year.

“The idea is for par­tic­i­pants to pre-ar­range enough do­na­tions to meet the min­i­mum bail of $500, but we will ac­cept in­creased con­tri­bu­tions to­wards their free­dom,” he said.

“This is a great op­por­tu­nity for people to be a part of an ex­cit­ing event that will at­tract me­dia in­ter­est for their busi­ness or or­gan­i­sa­tion and is a keen fundrais­ing com­pe­ti­tion that ben­e­fits the lo­cal com­mu­nity.”

To help build the spirit of the event, all de­tainees will get a pris­oner’s uni­form and a tin to rat­tle while be­hind bars. All do­na­tions over $2 are tax de­ductible and can be made via the web­site www.time4kids.org.au by click­ing Queens­land and search­ing for PCYC Whit­sun­days. For more in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter, email john.dickinson@pcyc.org.au.

LOCKED UP: Whit­sun­day busi­ness people Craig Spence and Leanne Aber­nethy were locked up by Whit­sun­day Po­lice Sta­tion se­nior con­sta­ble Si­mon Dock­ing dur­ing last year's char­ity fundraiser Time for Kids.

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