Government of Canada charity campaign at 8 Wing Trenton comes to close for 2019

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The Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign (GCWCC) at 8 Wing/CFB Trenton has come to a close for 2019. Thanks to the hard work and generous donations from base members, $95,878.19 was raised since September.

Left to right: 8 Wing CWO Dan Baulne, Maj Kimberly Horan, Brandi Hodge, executive director of the United Way of Hastings and Prince Edward, Tim Bannon, chair of the United Way board of directors, 8 Wing commander Col Ryan Deming, 8 Wing HCol John Smylie, and co-chair of the 8 Wing GCWCC, MWO R.D. Gauthier, gather for the presentation of a cheque for $95,878.19 at the Earl of Bessborough Social House on Dec. 6 2019. RCAF Photo
Left to right: 8 Wing CWO Dan Baulne, Maj Kimberly Horan, Brandi Hodge, executive director of the United Way of Hastings and Prince Edward, Tim Bannon, chair of the United Way board of directors, 8 Wing commander Col Ryan Deming, 8 Wing HCol John Smylie, and co-chair of the 8 Wing GCWCC, MWO R.D. Gauthier, gather for the presentation of a cheque for $95,878.19 at the Earl of Bessborough Social House on Dec. 6 2019. RCAF Photo

The annual campaign, which is run by 8 Wing/CFB Trenton volunteers, began on Sept. 5 with the Wing Commander’s Golf Tournament. The closing ceremony was held at the Earl of Bessborough Social House on Friday, Dec. 6.

The GCWCC is a charitable giving option developed exclusively for federal public servants and federal retirees. 8 Wing/CFB Trenton members are proud to take part in the campaign each year which gives back to the community they live and work in every day.

This year, 8 Wing/CFB Trenton members took part in a number of activities including an escape room, haunted house, competitive pistol shoot and the ever popular Hercules pull to name just a few fundraising events.

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“I am profoundly grateful for the level of support we’ve received from around the base. We had a number of people step forward with original ideas for events, including a haunted house and an escape room, as well as returning favourites like the Hercules pull. However, it is always the generosity of the individual members of 8 Wing/CFB Trenton that make the Workplace Charitable Campaign a success. This year was no exception in that regard,” said Maj Kimberly Horan, 8 Wing/CFB Trenton GCWCC chair.

“We know there is need in our community and I feel good knowing that 100 per cent of funds raised by the 8 Wing community goes back to our friends and neighbours who are struggling and, at times, need our support. This base has shown itself to be generous all year round and our support for the United Way campaign is no exception,” added MWO Ronald Gauthier, 8 Wing/CFB Trenton GCWCC co-chair.

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