High profile community members locked up to benefit youth
PROMINENT community members will need all the support they can get before next Saturday when they will be handcuffed and locked up for charity.
As part of PCYC's national fundraiser, time4kids, the money raised for the prisoners' bail will go back into the community to help prevent youth crime.
Gladstone's time4kids fundraiser will take place on April 12 at Stockland, where Inspector Darren Somerville, State MP Liz Cunningham, and Gladstone Regional councillor Col Chapman will be among the prisoners.
With little more than a week to go to raise the minimum bail of $500 needed to set them free, the inmates are looking for people to make donations through http://www.time4kids.org.au
Gladstone PCYC senior branch support officer Tess Kearnan said the money from the fundraiser would directly benefit Gladstone's youth.
"Our youth co-ordinator Anna Witty does get out in the community and she does run a lot of youth programs, but none of them are targeted at preventing youth crime specifically, so I believe the money would help target that," she said.