It’s the most talked about moustache in the RCMP, but Terrace Inspector Sydney Lecky is prepared to trash his ‘stash – for a price.
In honour of his late Godson, Jayden Desa, Inspector Lecky is going to shave off the moustache he’s been hiding behind for the last 32 years if the community supports him in raising $5,000 for this year’s Cops for Cancer Tour De North.
“I’ve had this moustache for my entire adult life – not even my kids have seen me without it,” said Inspector Lecky. “It’s not easy to part with and that’s why it’s going to take $5,000 to get me to do it.”
This year’s Tour De North features Terrace RCMP Constable Patrick Tilma, who will be riding with a team of law enforcement and emergency services personnel to bring attention and raise funds for childhood cancer research and programs supporting children and their families.
The seven-day ride runs Sept. 12 – Sept. 18 from Williams Lake to Dawson Creek. It stops in every community, allowing its participants to connect with people, especially kids.
Along with raising funds for life-saving pediatric research, the ride also supports the award winning Camp Goodtimes. Camp Goodtimes is a camp for children fighting cancer. It gives kids the chance to enjoy camping, while having a team of medical professionals on site to assist them.
“The cause is such a great one and I, like many others, have lost family members and close friends to cancer,” said Const. Tilma, who has been involved in bike riding for almost as long as Insp. Lecky has had his moustache.
Cst. Tilma is new to Terrace, but has been riding for 30 years now, considering himself a roadie for the last four.
In support of Insp. Lecky’s decision to show us his upper lip, Cst. Tilma is sporting his own ‘stash, which he’ll shave off at the fundraising halfway mark — $2,500.
Once the fundraising marker hits $4,000, the time and place for Insp. Lecky’s big reveal will be released.
To help see what Insp. Lecky is hiding in his ‘stash, search online Cops for Cancer 2017 Tour De North, then type in Patrick Tilma under Find a Participant. Under Donor Recognition Name: type Trash Syd’s Stash.
Cheques made out to the Canadian Cancer Society can also be dropped off at the Terrace RCMP detachment, 3205 Eby St. Funds donated are charitable for income tax purposes as well.
Watch for other Terrace Cops for Cancer fundraising events throughout the summer as well, including a barbecue, Coffee with Cops, and other activities.