More than $9000 was pledged to the PCYC lock-up your boss day - an impressive total according to PCYC manager Katheryn Playford.
Business managers and community leaders were locked up to raise money to fund PCYC programs, which saw member for Orange Andrew Gee, mayor Anne Jones and school principal Don Harvey all do a stint behind bars for the cause.
“In such hard times I thought it was wonderful that the Wellington community got behind it,” Ms Playford said.
“I think as a fundraiser it is so successful because it’s a fun way to get together. It breaks the routine and it is a fun day for staff who want to lock their bosses up.”
She believes that ‘doing time for youth crime’ helps to raise awareness of a serious issue not just in Wellington, but everywhere.
“We got a lot of support from our local police in Wellington too, they have been offering to help out a lot.”
It has been a busy week for the PCYC, ending with a disco at the weekend at Yeoval.