Time well spent for identities
TWEED community identities will be “doing time to keep kids out of crime” with the Tweed Heads PCYC holding its annual Time 4 Kids event next weekend.
The event, a statewide initiative, will be conducted during Youth Week and will involve special guest “detainees” being placed in a make-shift cell and being “released” on “raising bail”.
Councillor Warren Polglase is back again this year, alongside local MP Geoff Provest, surfing legend Mark Occhilupo and Olympic swimmer Mike Wenden.
PCYC club manager Mark Madden said last year’s event raised $4000 and he hoped this year to top that effort by encouraging even more participants from the community.
“We need 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 Madden said.
“Our club will be one of over 30 PCYCs around the state involved in the Time 4 Kids event, and we hope we can set the benchmark in funds raised,” Mr Madden said.
Tweed Heads PCYC is a not-for-profit organisation partnered with local police and relies on fundraisers such as the Time 4 Kids event to assist in its aim to get young people active in life and reduce youth crime.
The Time 4 Kids event will be held on Saturday, April 9, at Tweed City Shopping Centre from 10.30am-12.30pm.
For more information contact Tweed Heads PCYC at email@example.com