Cessnock PCYC is calling on local community members, business leaders and sporting heroes to take part in its annual Time4Kids fundraiser on Saturday, April 9.
Time4Kids involves PCYC supporters, including community members and leaders, business leaders, celebrities and sporting heroes, volunteering to be detained in a portable jail cell, under the supervision of a police officer.
In exchange for their release, the “prisoner” must raise bail.
Half-hour timeslots in the cell are available from 9am to 4pm at the Cessnock fundraiser, which will take place at Bunnings Warehouse Cessnock – with a sausage sizzle being held in conjunction.
Across Youth Week in April and continuing into May, PCYC’s 62 clubs around NSW will hold fundraising activities in support of Time4Kids.
These will include colour runs, sporting challenges and dinners, as well as the traditional “jail time”.
PCYC NSW fundraising general manager Samantha Sidwell said Time4Kids plays an integral role in the overall fundraising program for PCYC as the largest annual fundraising activity.
“Over the past six years, more than $1 million has been raised, enabling PCYCs to continue to achieve their goals and deliver programs in clubs at a grass-roots level,” she said.
“All proceeds will support the work of our local PCYC police programs for young people at-risk and young offenders to develop a safer community and engage our youth in meaningful programs to develop a sense of belonging.”
Time4Kids 2016 will be launched on Saturday, April 2 at the Raw Challenge at Doyalson, where hundreds of PCYC NSW staff, members of the public, police and young people will take part in the mud run and obstacle course.
Donations can be made online at www.pcyctime4kids.org.au.
To book a spot in the cell at Cessnock PCYC’s Time4Kids event, call the PCYC on 4991 1407.
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