From 28 April, teams from businesses across the ACT will be locking up their bosses and throwing away the keys! Their only way out? Raising enough cash for bail.
It’s not really as bad as it sounds, though. Because this year, Lock Up Your Boss is taking place exclusively online in a ‘virtual’ prison. And it’s still for a great cause: supporting individuals in crisis and raising money for Lifeline Canberra.
Bosses and their businesses will be profiled on our social media platforms during the fundraising period, and the top 15 fundraisers will be hosted at an exclusive luncheon with the Chief Minister on 15 June 2017 at the picturesque Pialligo Estate.
In Canberra, we lose one person every week to suicide. Lifeline Canberra fights to save those in our communities who are battling depression and suicidal thoughts, and offers support to help people change their lives for the better. But doing that requires time and money. In fact, every potentially life-saving call we answer costs $26.00. To continue our efforts, we rely heavily on community support — and a large portion of that comes from fundraising events and activities involving dedicated people like you. The money raised for Lifeline Canberra through the Lock Up Your Boss campaign really does save lives every single day and for that we cannot thank you enough.