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December 2019

Our Chairman, Treasurer & two fellow Prostate Buddies D & G buddies were invited to attend a cheque presentation at the Spread Eagle Inn Dumfries.
The back story for this started way back in 2019, when the regulars of the Spread Eagle decided to strip off for a “Naked Calendar” to raise funds for our charity.
The buddies cannot thank the regulars enough for this generous act £2565 was raised for the sale of the calendars added to the rest of the fundraising that has taken place at the Spread Eagle, The Salutation, The Devorgilla & the Globe. The total now raised sits at £3734.

Our picture shows several of the brave lads, (back row l>r) clothed this time, Sean Walsh, Dougie Allison, Ian Jones, Graham Dalgliesh, Brian Boyes & Mark Broadfoot. (front row l>r) Buddy Jim, Chairman Roly, Diana Wilson, calendar organiser, Buddy Robert, Landlady of the Spread Eagle, Helen Dickson & Treasurer Andrew.

Back in December 2019, Prostate Buddies Group were given a very kind donation of a 3.8 Litre 1960 Jaguar MKII gifted from one of our regular attendees at the Dumfries monthly meetings, Mr Willie Millar of Glensome Farm, near Southerness. In his words “I’ve stopped playing with it now and I want you to have it” – so we took advice and managed to get it transported by MCM Garage Services of Beattock to a Classic Car auction near Pickering in Yorkshire. It went under the hammer on Saturday 14th December 2019 and raised a massive £3800 for the charity.

The auction house (Mathewsons) generously did not charge us any fees for selling the vehicle so the whole £3800 was banked before Christmas. This has allowed us to commission three months of adverts on local West Sound Radio, it will also allow us to do even more advertising and awareness campaigns during 2020/21.

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