November 21, 2018, by Charlotte Gauja

University of Nottingham Sports Clubs collectively raise over £10,000 during club Charity Month

University of Nottingham Sports Clubs have clubbed together to raise over £10,000 during the month of November across a number of chosen clubs charities including CBTRC, Movember, Crisis and CALM.

University of Nottingham Students’ Union and University of Nottingham Sport partnered with the University of Nottingham’s Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre (CBTRC) as our Official Charity in 2017. As our official charity, we collected for CBTRC at The Headliner | Netball event, raising £45.

The Centre offers vital hope to children diagnosed with brain tumours through their pioneering research, diagnostic treatments and awareness raising campaigns. Our sports teams all proudly bear the CBTRC logo on their match kit and have pledged to undertake a huge range of fundraising activities to support the Centre.

Visit our website to find out how can you help? Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre (CBTRC)

In addition to fundraising for CBTRC, a number of clubs have supported “Movember”, a leading charity changing the face of men’s health. Through fundraising and raising awareness the charity attempts to tackle some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention. The aim- to reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25% by 2030.

In 15 years the organisation has funded more than 1,200 men’s health projects around the world and this year a number of University of Nottingham Sport have once again thrown their weight (and upper lips) behind the project.

UoN Men’s Hockey have raised over £5,500 for the cause with Captain Claude Mahlich leading the way with £765 of donations for himself alone. He said “Globally, the rate of suicide is alarmingly high, particularly in men. Too many men are ‘toughing it out’, keeping their feelings to themselves and struggling in silence. The Movember Foundation is aiming to reduce the rate of male suicide by 25% by 2030, and I want to help them get there. Help me stop men dying too young. I have not seen my chin for two and half years, if seeing that bad boy isn’t reason enough to donate, then let my moustache help you along.”

Below we have listed a number of causes and if you would like to contribute to any of them.

Club Charity Month Totals

Men’s Hockey – £5,636

Men’s Lacrosse – £1,254

Water polo – £1,153

Men’s Rugby Union – £1,105

Men’s Rugby League – £349

Men’s Cricket – £218

Men’s Football  – £195

Lifesaving – £55

American Football – £30

Triathlon – £15

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