Students locked up to help kids at risk

TIME FOR KIDS: James Lemon and Rebecca Jones in ‘lock up’ at Charles Sturt University on Tuesday with Bathurst PCYC gym coach Heather Morton. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 042914cpcyc1STUDENTS at Charles Sturt University did their bit to help kids at risk on Tuesday by holding a time4kids on campus.
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Four head residential advisors, Paige Wood, James Lemon, Tom Hudson and Bec Jones, agreed to be locked up at the uni for an hour while trying to raise $500 in bail.

The event, which follows on from a similar one in Bathurst where nine prominent community members, including Bathurst mayor Gary Rush, were locked up, aims to raise money for the PCYC, which helps kids at risk.

The CSU event was organised by business and marketing student Nikki De Ruijter as part of her work placement.

“I was looking at the time4kids program while I was on work placement with the PCYC and thought it was a great idea and something we could do up here at the uni, ” she said.

Ms Ruijter said the aim of the day was for each participant to raise $500.

She said all four participants had been canvassing students at the campus and the response had been great.

“People have been very generous,” she said.

James Lemon agreed.

“People have been more generous than I thought they would have been,” he said.

Mr Lemon said he was initially tentative when he was asked to take part in the lock up, but after hearing about the program was soon convinced to get involved.

“It’s a bit of fun, and a great cause,” he said.

Time4kids was held across Australia as part of National Youth Week, and aims to raise raise awareness and tap community support for PCYC’s work with young offenders and young people ‘at-risk’.

It also showcases the work of PCYC Police and their work helping to turn young lives around.

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