Time4Kids raises more than $16,000 for PCYC

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

LO­CAL busi­ness lead­ers, sport­ing iden­ti­ties and var­i­ous com­mu­nity mem­bers were locked up be­hind the bars of a makeshift jail cell at Cen­tro on Satur­day for the Whit­sun­day PCYC’s big­gest fundrais­ing event of the year – Time4Kids.

Whit­sun­day PCYC branch man­ager Sergeant John Dickinson said more than $16,000 was raised by the com­bined ef­forts of the 17 lo­cal de­tainees and vol­un­teers on the day.

“Our tar­get was $25,000 and we are cur­rently $8000 short of that but to achieve what we have is still a fan­tas­tic ef­fort by the lo­cal com­mu­nity,” he said.

“Ev­ery­one re­ally got into the spirit of the event this year by mak­ing do­na­tions to keep their fam­ily and friends locked up and funds are still com­ing in from pledges and per­sonal do­na­tions so that num­ber will likely in­crease.”

All funds will be re­turned to the lo­cal com­mu­nity to sup­port new youth de­vel­op­ment and crime preven­tion pro­grams.

Macrossan and Amiet So­lic­i­tors di­rec­tor Andrew Telford raised a whop­ping $2075, while Mas­ter Butch­ers Whit­sun­day owner Don Cameron raised $1554 for the cause. Fol­low­ing closely be­hind was Hamil­ton Is­land’s Prue Buck­ley on $1368, Keith Galetey on $1240, Trevor Trun­dle from Air­lie Tow­ing raised $1100, Whit­sun­day Times man­ag­ing edi­tor Leanne Aber­nethy raised $1021, while Mark Cran­son from All Spray­ing and Whit­sun­day Tran­sit’s Ben Mal­ady both raised $1000.

Mem­bers of the PCYC’s Duke of Ed­in­burgh pro­gram were also out in force, rat­tling tins and col­lect­ing ex- tra do­na­tions on the day.

Sergeant Dickinson thanked all de­tainees for their fundrais­ing ef­forts, those who vol­un­teered on the day and Cen­tro Whit­sun­day for host­ing the event.

Res­i­dents who missed out on the op­por­tu­nity to do­nate can do so by lodg­ing a form at the Whit­sun­day PCYC or on­line via the web­site https://time4kid­sp­cy­c­qld2014.ev­ery­day­hero.com/au/whit­sun­daysp­cyc.

JAIL BIRDS: Macrossan and Amiet So­lic­i­tors Andrew Telford, Mas­ter Butch­ers owner Don Cameron, (front) Ray White's Ellen Kerr and Bek Teale of Team Kerr were locked up for Time4Kids at Cen­tro on Satur­day morn­ing.

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