Rodney police will lock up a group of local identities for charity this month, as part of a North Rodney Blue Light fundraiser at The Warehouse in Snells Beach.
The Time4Youth fundraiser, on Saturday May 23 from 11am to 1pm, will see local personalities and goodsorts locked up in a makeshift prison cell to “do time to stop youth crime”.
This year Rodney College principal Irene Symes and deputy principal Johan van Deventer, along with Tapora School principal Ingrid Stewart will be locked up until enough funds are raised for their bail and release.
People are encouraged to come down and support those inside the cells and make a donation to raise their bail.
The aim is to raise both awareness and funds for Blue Light events and programmes in the area. Blue Light is a youth charity that works in partnership with Police to reduce the incidence of youth becoming a victim or perpetrator of crime.
The programmes rely on fundraising and sponsorship.
Blue Light community youth coordinator Shane Gould says it’s great to have so many people willing to give up their time for the event.
“Funds raised will help send those in need to the Blue Light Life Skills camps where they can engage in a week long residential programme and gain valuable leadership and life skills,” he says.