Skytrans MD Raises Bail to Benefit PCYC Charity
Cairns, QLD, Australia – (News4us.com) April 04, 2012
Embracing his spirit of fun for a good cause, the managing director of Skytrans, Simon Wild went to jail on Monday – albeit briefly – while his staff and family raised bail to benefit the Cairns Branch of PCYC’s Time4Kids campaign.
Mr Wild was busy at work when all of a sudden he was arrested and handcuffed by the Cairns branch manager of the PCYC, Stephen Tillett.
After which, his staff followed him down the stairs before waving him off to his holding cell at PCYC’s headquarters in McNamara Street.
There, he managed to raise the minimum $500 bail and more with a total donation of $2552.65 from Skytrans and the Wild family.
Yesterday’s stunt was played out with the aim of promoting participation by local businesses in PCYC’s new Time4Kids fundraising initiative that will be held during National Youth Week commencing on Friday 13 April, 2012.
This state-wide event will see PCYC jails spring up across Queensland in more than 40 local communities.
In Cairns, the PCYC’s Time4Kids arrest event will take place on Thursday, 19 April.
This is when representatives from participating businesses are arrested and detained in Cairns’ PCYC jail that will be located on the centre stage of Earlville Shopping Centre.
The Cairns Branch of the PCYC is aiming to secure 10 local businesses.
Mr Wild said his company are proud supporters of PCYC in Cairns and the regions in which Skytrans operates.
He is urging other local businesses to get on board this initiative which is all about raising money to fund worthwhile crime prevention and youth development programs.
PCYC has 52 branches across the state, servicing over 82,000 members.
Funds raised from the organisation’s new and exciting Time4Kids will support its inspiring and life-changing youth development and crime prevention programs that help 50,000 young Queenslanders each year to make positive life decisions so they can be the best that they can be.
They also work with Queensland’s Indigenous communities to help develop specialised youth development programs.
For more: www.pcyc.org.au
Skytrans flights service regional North Queensland and provides professional aviation services to some of the most remote parts of Australia.
The company is constantly expanding its route network and recently upgraded its fleet to include the larger DHC-8 – 50 seater aircraft.
Skytrans are proud supporters of the regions two major sporting teams, Taipans and the Northern Pride who work with PCYC on varying projects. For more: www.skytrans.com.au
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