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Workers urged to lock up the boss for kids

Prisoner Rodney Brown is locked up for the Kid?s Help Line?s Lock Up Your Boss Day by Sheriff Leanne Power.
Prisoner Rodney Brown is locked up for the Kid?s Help Line?s Lock Up Your Boss Day by Sheriff Leanne Power.



ALTHOUGH he may look miserable, Rodney Brown, head honcho at Tradelink Plumbing Supplies in Burleigh, is actually quite happy to be locked up for the Kid's Help Line's National Lock Up Your Boss Day.

But only because it's for charity.

"I feel great," he said.

"It's something I want to do to try and get some money for the Kids Help Line. It will be great.

"It will be a lot of fun for the staff as a team and it's supporting a worthwhile charity that I really believe in."

Employee Leanna Power will be acting as sheriff on August 12 when Rodney will officially swap his normal work clothes for his prisoner's shirt and handcuffs having to raise $500 bail to secure his release.

"At 11am we take Rodney hostage and chain him up to the chair and he then has to raise money during that hour that he's locked up to set him free," Leanne said.

"He can raise money by phoning friends, clients, family, staff members, head office, everyone."

Leanne said $500 is the minimum but further fundraising is already underway at the office in the Burleigh's industrial estate, letting clients and perspective clients know about the cause from the moment they walk in the door.

"We only received the kit last week but this week we're getting right into it," she said.

Leanne said she saw an advertisement for the charity day on television and immediately got on the internet to 'dob' Rodney in to the Kid's Help Line.

"It's a fun thing and hopefully a side effect will be a lot of team building and that kind of thing," she said.

Kid's Help Line are hoping to recruit more than 4,000 bosses who will agree to be locked up for an hour to help sustain the only free, 24 hour, confidential and anonymous telephone and online counselling service for kids in Aust- ralia.

o For more information visit www.lockupyourbossday .com.auALTHOUGH he may look miserable, Rodney Brown, head honcho at Tradelink Plumbing Supplies in Burleigh, is actually quite happy to be locked up for the Kid's Help Line's National Lock Up Your Boss Day.

But only because it's for charity.

"I feel great," he said.

"It's something I want to do to try and get some money for the Kids Help Line. It will be great.

"It will be a lot of fun for the staff as a team and it's supporting a worthwhile charity that I really believe in."

Employee Leanna Power will be acting as sheriff on August 12 when Rodney will officially swap his normal work clothes for his prisoner's shirt and handcuffs having to raise $500 bail to secure his release.

"At 11am we take Rodney hostage and chain him up to the chair and he then has to raise money during that hour that he's locked up to set him free," Leanne said.

"He can raise money by phoning friends, clients, family, staff members, head office, everyone."

Leanne said $500 is the minimum but further fundraising is already underway at the office in the Burleigh industrial estate, letting clients and perspective clients know about the cause from the moment they walk in the door.

"We only received the kit last week but this week we're getting right into it," she said.

Leanne said she saw an advertisement for the charity day on television and immediately got on the internet to 'dob' Rodney in to the Kid's Help Line.

"It's a fun thing and hopefully a side effect will be a lot of team building and that kind of thing," she said.

Kid's Help Line are hoping to recruit more than 4000 bosses who will agree to be locked up for an hour to help sustain the only free, 24-hour, confidential and anonymous telephone and online counselling service for kids in Aust- ralia.



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