Locals locked up

David Bourke and Darrin Allen prepare for their time in the cell next Thursday.
David Bourke and Darrin Allen prepare for their time in the cell next Thursday.

COMMUNITY figures will be ‘doing time to keep kids out of crime’ on Thursday, April 7, at Park Beach Plaza.

As part of Youth Week, the Coffs Harbour PCYC is raising funds for their valuable programs during a Time 4 Kids event.

PCYC club manager Darryn Grant said the event will see local leaders behind bars for all the right reasons.

“We have some very generous community leaders willing to take the lead, ‘do some time’ and help us raise funds for our police programs and equipment needs at the club,” Mr Grant said.

“Our club will be one of more than 30 PCYCs around the State involved in the ‘Time 4 Kids’ event and we hope we can set the benchmark in funds raised.”

Darrin Allen will be locked up next week and said the event was a novel way to engage the community.

“It is fantastic opportunity to raise the profile of the PCYC and a novel way to increase community awareness and involvement,” he said.

Bail is set at $500 for each inmate. Cash can be dropped into the PCYC at Coffs Harbour or directly to a collection point on the day. The makeshift jail will be at the western stage area near Boost Juice.

Local community leaders involved will be calling on friends, family and business contacts to bail them out of the makeshift PCYC jail. They include Cowper MP Luke Hartsuyker, Cr John Arkan, Twayne Voglsinger from the Hoey Moey and the Advocate’s own Claire Simmonds.

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