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HONITON: Movember event raises nearly £300
Thursday, 05 December 2013
A fancy dress fundraiser in Honiton raised almost £300 for the Movember campaign.
Movember is an independent global charity encouraging people to raise money for ‘world class men’s health programmes that combat prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges’..
Men are encouraged to grow a moustache during November andget involved with fundraising events.
Women are also asked to help raise funds and in Honiton a fundraising team called Dicksie’s Dynamos has been set up.
The team is named after Tony ‘Dicksie’ Dimond, who is battling prostate cancer, and a fundraising event staged in conjunction with Honiton RFC, was held on November 23rd.
Tony’s daughter Amy Dimond explained that the event was a surprise do for her dad, and she added: “We raised £270 on the night, which means our running total to date is £525.
“As part of the event, we appealed locally for prizes for our raffle and have been overwhelmed by the support of the Honiton community and businesses; they have been very generous.”
Ben Small won the best costume competition, Jerry Rice sported the best moustache and the best combo (costume/moustache) category was won by James Coutts.
Amy specifically praised Honiton Golf Club, Combe House, Otter Brewery, Beauchamp Place, Wine World, Honiton Sports, Devon Fishcakes, staff at Honiton Community College, C H Bakers and Sons, Alan Rowe Barbers for their support.
More information about the Honiton team is available at http://mo team.co/dicksie-s-dynamos
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