Phil Constable compounded his problems last Friday when he added bribery to his crimes.
Phil, who is the proprietor of the Bemboka Pie Shop, was standing chained and identified as a convict and under close police scrutiny in Ayres Walkway.
However, that didn’t stop him using cakes and pastries to bribe passers by into contributing towards his “bail” payment.
With three Bega employers – Andy Willis of Travelworld Bega, Kim Saker of Power FM- 2EC, and Robert Hayson, president of the Bega Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Phil was part of Lock Up Your Boss Day to raise funds for Kids Help Line, a 24 hour, confidential and anonymous phone and online counselling service for people aged from 5 to 18 years.
Its aim was to raise $500,000 for the service and Bega certainly did its part.
It started on Thursday night when Andy put the bite on his Rotary Club mates and raised more than $170.
Then on Friday morning he sent out begging emails to friends and colleagues before he and Robert were paraded around the streets, dropping into businesses to solicit donations towards their bail.
By 11am, the four were in Ayres Walkway, in close proximity to a paddy-wagon and under the notice of a couple of police officers.
Robert hit the stallholders and shoppers at the Farmers Market in Littleton Gardens and the rest tried their spruiking talents on passers by
By the end of the day they had collected $1,252 for Kids Help Line.
On Friday afternoon, the boss of Auswide, Henry Dodds, was locked up all over the place as he and his staff participated in the Lock Up Your Boss fundraising project.
The hour or so he was locked up resulted in more than $400 for the Kids’ Help Line.
It was raised from straight-out donations, an invitation to drinks and nibbles to see Henry handcuffed and the auction of his prisoner’s shirt.
All five locked-up bosses thanked their supporters for their contributions to such a worthy cause.
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