Locals to do time to help stop youth crime
WHITSUNDAY PCYC Dukes are ready for this year’s annual Times4Kids fundraiser at Centro Whitsunday on Saturday.
The Duke of Edinburgh program is just one of the many youth programs that will benefit from proceeds raised through Time4Kids.
The Whitsunday PCYC is hoping to raise $25,000 toward youth development and crime prevention programs through the fundraising event this year.
The PCYC Dukes will be out in force on Saturday, with buckets in hand collecting public donations at Centro Whitsunday and they have lots of goodies to give away including wristbands, balloons and stickers.
There are 15 local detainees who have volunteered to be locked up in a mock jail cell ‘doing time to stop youth crime’, while trying to raise their bail to be set free.
Macrossan and Amiet Solicitors director Andrew Telford, Ray White’s Team Kerr including Bec Teale and Ellen Kerr, Whitsunday Pool Services’ Dale Mackrill, Master Butchers Whitsunday owner Don Cameron and managing editor of the Whitsunday Leanne Abernethy are some of the local identities participating in the event.
Ms Abernethy is the only person to have taken part three years in a row.
Whitsunday MP Jason Costigan will also be stepping behind the bars to raise funds at Centro this weekend.
He said the role the PCYC played in mentoring young people, providing sporting opportunities and guiding youngsters toward adulthood was invaluable.
Time4Kids will be held at Centro Whitsunday this Saturday, April 12 from 9am to 12pm.
To make an online donation please visit time4kids.org.au.