CAUGHT: Sergeant Marty Hunt (left) and Senior Constable Greg Newman arrest Member for Fisher Mal Brough for PCYC fundraiser Time4Kids.
CAUGHT: Sergeant Marty Hunt (left) and Senior Constable Greg Newman arrest Member for Fisher Mal Brough for PCYC fundraiser Time4Kids. Kristy Muir

Brough and Wellington to be locked up

A HANDCUFFED Mal Brough flashed a cheeky smile to the media as two policemen escorted him from his Buddina electorate office and into the back of a waiting police car.

Luckily for the Member for Fisher yesterday's arrest was part of a promotion for a charity event.

Mr Brough will serve a one-hour sentence at Sunshine Plaza on Sunday as part of PCYC's Time4Kids fundraiser.

Onlookers can donate money that will help fund PCYC programs on the Sunshine Coast.

"The idea is that people can pay money and I will be released," Mr Brough said.

"But those who aren't supporters can pay and I will stay behind bars."

State Independent MP Peter Wellington and members of the Sunshine Coast Falcons will also serve time.

The "inmates" will each spend an hour behind bars under the watchful eye of Nambour PCYC branch manager Sergeant Marty Hunt.

Sgt Hunt said the PCYC relied on fundraiser events such as Time4Kids to maintain its services.

"There is a misconception that we are a government-funded organisation," Sgt Hunt said. "It's a charity organisation."

The fundraiser will be held at Sunshine Plaza's River Stage on Sunday from 10am-1pm.


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