In the ‘lock-up’ for good cause

Time 4 Kids raises funds for PCYC

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY -

UN­PRE­DICTABLE weather and plenty of events on around town left the Whit­sun­day PCYC gang un­sure on how this year’s Time 4 Kids would pan out.

But the day tri­umphed, rais­ing more than $9000 to­wards up­grad­ing the club’s equip­ment.

Twelve lo­cals donned the stripes and do­nated their time be­hind bars on Satur­day to raise money for the qual­ity cause.

One-by-one the con­victs were marched from the paddy wagon to the jail cell, where they were left to their own de­vices – at least un­til their bail money was paid.

Whit­sun­day PCYC branch manager Sergeant John Dickinson said all in all, it was a suc­cess­ful day.

“It was a bit down on what we raised in the past (but) for the cur­rent cli­mate, it was a good ef­fort by all de­tainees to raise that amount,” he said.

Next up is the Triple 000 Emer­gency Ser­vices Ball on July 4 at the PCYC club in Ju­bilee Pocket.

Tick­ets are avail­able on­line at whit­sun­dayt­ick­ets.com.au.

Photo: Matthew New­ton

BE­HIND BARS: Ralph Hill, Tas­man Des­mond, Ron Pet­ter­son, An­gela Woods and Megan Wil­liams un­der the guard of Whit­sun­day PCYC branch manager Sergeant John Dickinson on Satur­day morn­ing.

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