by Hayley Bedford
The November-long Prostate Cancer Awareness fundraiser, ‘Flash A Stache’, drew to a very successful conclusion last Saturday morning in a fun and uplifting wind-up event at Winchester Foodland.
The 2021 campaign has raised over $17,000, which includes $8,500 raised on the Flash A Stache website, $3,500 from Greely Foodland, and $2,012.52 from Winchester Foodland. The event saw the Winchester Fire Department recognised as the group which raised the most money.
The sum of $3,430.00 was raised by the guys, all of whom were presented with some ‘Flash A Stache’ beer as a token of gratitude. Funds raised will be split between the Winchester District Memorial Foundation and the prostate cancer research program at the Ottawa Hospital. The portion of the funds donated to the Ottawa research program will be matched 10-fold by the Ottawa Hospital Foundation.
Included in Saturday’s festivities was a ‘Tache Off’, to determine the Best Tache of the chaps at the event. Foodland owner, Dan Pettigrew, was crowned the winner, before all the guests tucked into some delicious cupcakes that were also supplied by Dan.
Campaign organiser and founder member of the Black Walnut Group, Tom Clapp, thanked all who participated and hopes 2022 will bring another successful year of fundraising.