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Steven Bell, Norma Newbery and RJ Stewart at the PCYC fundraiser Time 4 Kids.
Steven Bell, Norma Newbery and RJ Stewart at the PCYC fundraiser Time 4 Kids.

THERE wouldn't be many chances you could see both Paul and Steven Bell behind bars on the same day.

The father and son duo both lent their time as they were locked up for the Police Citizens Youth Club fundraiser Time 4 Kids on Saturday.

CHRC deputy mayor Paul Bell was imprisoned in Blackwater at the makeshift jail cell set up in the Woolworths shopping centre, before his wife Ruth bailed him out with a $1000 cheque.

The donation contributed to the hefty $5483.85 raised.

Blackwater PCYC branch manager Tanya Shield said they had plenty of generous community leaders willing to take the lead and do the time to help them raise money for the PCYC's development programs.

"Time 4 Kids is a great chance for the community to help fund the life-changing programs we run to keep kids out of crime," Tanya said.

As other detainees did their time, Paul's son Steven was doing the same for charity in Emerald at the Central Highlands Marketplace.

The Emerald event raised more than $2000 as locals wandered past the cells and donated money to bail out the detainees.

Robert 'RJ' Stewart, Julie Boland, Max Martin, Landon Dare, Craig McCabe, Simon Bourke and Don Forbes were also behind bars on the day, raising funds and awareness to support the PCYC's crime prevention programs for youth.

 

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