- Category: Administration
- 18 April 2012
- Zeena Ackland
Sgt Jim Bellos succeeded in raising $10,000 for the PCYC's Time 4 Kids campaign. Sgt Jim has been a great supporter of both ICB and the wider Muslim community, and we took the opportunity to return the favour. ICB Primary raised $650 towards Jim's total for the day, and more than half of the total $10,000 was raised by the Brisbane Muslim community. The ICB Primary students were happy to be able to 'bail' their favourite police officer out of jail, by holding a Mufti Day.
Jim did ‘time’ in the Queen Street Mall from 9.00am with 4BC’s Gary Hardgrave and Brisbane Roar W-League captain Clare Polkinghorne.
"Thank you to so many who came down to support me, have a laugh and grab a great photo opportunity," he said after his 'incarceration'.
"I was eventually released from my makeshift jail after doubling my original target of $5000 thanks to the community's support."
At 11.15am, Jim was $70 short of the $10,000 before Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson arrived and bailed him out by donating the shortfall.