Behind bars for PCYC Time 4 Kids
Thursday 4 April 2013 12:22 PM
Cowboys backs Kalifa Faifai Loa and Kane Linnett went behind bars today to help raise awareness of PCYC’s Time 4 Kids fundraising campaign which starts tomorrow.
Across Queensland until 14 April, community leaders, business representatives and celebrities will be “locked up” for a great cause, helping the PCYC provide its crime prevention and development programs to young people.
In Townsville, Federal Member for Herbert Ewen Jones, State Member for Thuringowa Sam Cox and Townsville Deputy Mayor Cr Vern Veitch face the prospect of having to raise more than $500 bail to set themselves free.
It was a different story for Faifai Loa and Linnett who were able to escape from their cell at Aitkenvale PCYC in time for training today, but that won’t end the Cowboys’ contribution to Time 4 Kids which coincides with National Youth Week.
At the round five NRL clash against Penrith at 1300SMILES Stadium on Saturday night, PCYC representatives will be located in Community Corner where Cowboys members and supporters will be able to make their pledge to help “release” the local trio.
There will also be information forms on the activities of Townsville’s three PCYCs – Castle Hill, Aitkenvale and Upper Ross – who will benefit from all money raised locally in the campaign.
Community Corner, proudly supported in 2013 by Steggles Charity Nest, is a feature of each Cowboys home game at 1300SMILES Stadium.
Not-for-profit organisations are offered the opportunity to promote and raise awareness of their cause.
They each have a charter to contribute to or benefit the community and operate through the contribution of volunteers, fundraising efforts and some government assistance.
For more information, or to take part in Time 4 Kids, go to www.time4kids.org.au/QLD and sign up or donate.