Lo­cals to do time to help stop youth crime

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

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.

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