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Business leaders do time for kids

IN LOCK-UP: Whitsunday business people George Wade, Rob Taylor, Steve McDonald and Leanne Abernethy with Whitsunday Police Station constable Lauren Johnson in preparation for the charity fundraiser Time for Kids. Photo Aimee Vinci / Whitsunday Times
IN LOCK-UP: Whitsunday business people George Wade, Rob Taylor, Steve McDonald and Leanne Abernethy with Whitsunday Police Station constable Lauren Johnson in preparation for the charity fundraiser Time for Kids. Photo Aimee Vinci / Whitsunday Times

WHITSUNDAY business leaders will do 'time' to keep kids out of crime and raise funds and awareness for the Whitsunday PCYC during this year's Youth Week.

Leanne Abernethy, George Wade, Steve McDonald and Rob Taylor are just a few local identities who will be taking part in the event that is being held for the inaugural Time 4 Kids program and prevent youth crime.

During Youth Week (April 13-22), the community and business leaders will be locked up in make-shift jails at Centro shopping centre this Saturday, April 14, with each detainee needing to raise a minimum $500 bail to be released.

"I'm very nervous, but hopefully some of my friends will help bail me out," Mr McDonald said. "I'm feeling good, it's all for the kids," Mr Wade said.

"We've got to look after our kids, they are our future."

The Whitsunday PCYC will be one of 41 PCYCs involved in Time 4 Kids across Queensland in hope to raise $250,000 state-wide. PCYC branch manager sergeant John Dickinson said the Whitsundays had some very generous community leaders willing to take the lead, do some time and help raise funds for youth development programs.

"Time 4 Kids is a great chance for the community to help fund the life-changing programs we run to keep kids out of crime," he said.

"The funds raised will also support our club." The Whitsunday PCYC relies on the generous support of businesses and the community to raise the valuable funds necessary to support its development and crime prevention programs for youth at-risk.

Time 4 Kids will be PCYC's biggest fundraising event.

For more information about the event phone Whitsunday PCYC branch manager sergeant John Dickinson on 0400 481 149 or john.dickinson@pcyc.org.au. 


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