Armstrong, Matheson complete 100K in a Day fundraiser
Dave Matheson, centre-left, and Patrick Armstrong, centre-right, were welcomed to Wingham on Sunday morning by a handful of supporters, among them Lincoln and Laurie Dinning, seen welcoming them to Wingham, as they completed their challenge to travel over 100 kilometres on foot in a 24-hour period. Dubbed “100K in a Day”, the event saw the men make their way from London to Wingham, beginning at noon on Saturday and working through the night to make it to Wingham just after 9 a.m. on Sunday morning.
The pair took on the challenge to raise money for the Dave Mounsey Memorial Fund and it proved to be a success, with nearly $20,000 raised by the time they crossed the finish line. Between online donations and in-person donations along the way from individuals and groups, including a $1,000 donation from the Blyth Firefighters’ Association, the pair more-than doubled their goal of $7,500, all while honouring fallen emergency personnel along the way. (Shawn Loughlin photo)