CHARITY ROUNDUP 2019/20
With some exciting fundraising events planned for this past year, term 1 got off to a flying start with the annual quiz night. Teaming up with the UWLHC, a wonderful evening was topped off with £206 being raised for our fantastic charities. We then once again put away the shaver and grew some questionable facial hair for Movember. Kyle Mathieson spearheaded our fundraising efforts raising over £200, as we raised £1,219 for an amazing cause. We ended off 2019 by taking part in CMD’s ‘Let’s Dance for Sport Relief’ where we just missed out on a podium finish, a true travesty.
In term 2, we once again partnered up with the UWLHC for the annual Talent Show. Teams across both clubs competed to show off their ‘talents’ to the rest of the club, which made for a fun-filled evening with some interesting exhibitions of a diverse range of ‘talents’. Men’s 3s ran away with this year’s title, though a significant lack of any real talent on the stage, success was certainly made up on the fundraising front as we raised a total of £206 between the UWMHC and UWLHC.
The fundraising partnership continued with the UWLHC at the end of term 2, where we added to what was already an astonishing fundraising total during the hockey ball raffle. With some excellent prizes up for grabs, our members were keen to get involved as we raised a remarkable £281 for our respective charities. Our ever-competitive fantasy hockey league came down to the final weekend, as Jack Smart secured 1st place by the narrowest of margins. Even more impressively we raised another £228 for our outstanding club charity Coventry and Warwickshire MIND.
Term 3 has been catastrophically affected due to the world COVID-19 pandemic and so all conventional charity events and fundraisers were swapped for online giving pages and virtual fundraisers. The club decided to `walk/run to Prague`, the unfilled foreign tour destination and through a massive effort by the club we travelled the 1440km to Prague in our local parks and gardens and raised the biggest single total of the year £1540 for NHS Charities Together. We hope to continue raising money the best we can during the coming academic year, and we want to thank everyone who has supported the club in our efforts.
CHARITY TOURNAMENT 2019
On the 23rd June, the UWMHC and UWLHC held our annual Charity Hockey Tournament, this year in aid of MIND & CRASAC!. There was a massive turnout with over 20 teams from a variety of different sports clubs across campus.
Overall we raised an incredible £600, which will be split between the two charities. We hope that everyone had an enjoyable day and a big thank you to everyone for getting invovled and helping support MIND & CRASAC!.
Lastly, we would like to say a massive thank you to Amhar Nyab and Anastasia Arghyrou for organising the event as well as Tim Nunan for the photos!