CHArity endeavours

CHARITY ROUNDUP 2020/20+1

Understandably, Covid-19 has severely restricted the normal charity fundraising efforts both for the club and for charities nationally. However, as a club raising and giving to worthwhile causes is part of the foundations that the club is built on and an important aspect of club life for all members. Term 3 was moved completely online for the end of the 2019/20 academic year and this meant that sadly, the highly anticipated charity hockey tournament was cancelled. However, as part of a national sweeping effort by the people in the UK, the Club decided to raise money for NHS charities during the first lockdown by running, cycling or walking the distance from here to Prague; which was to be the foreign tour destination but sadly never came to fruition. This charity event raised more money that was likely to have been raised from the hockey tournament and was due to the massive effort from so many club members and generous supporters which included the alumni. It raised a total of £1590, which has gone to help NHS staff battle through the pandemic.
Since starting back at university for term 1 we have been dampened by ever changing guidance from the government and university which has led to a few charity events being cancelled. At the start of the term a few members of the club took part in a 5 k run for Cancer Research UK, and we raised £130 and £16.25 in gift aid. However, the biggest charity event of the term was by far Movember, where nearly 20 members of the club helped to raise a phenomenal £2781 for charities related to male mental health and other causes that affect men such as testicular or prostate cancer. Raising money for such an cause was important for us as a club and was linked to this year’s welfare campaign, “Your Mind Matters”. Included in the efforts to help raise money were members sacrificing their hair to different colours and getting the much loved mullet. The club also held a charity online poker night during Movember to replace the Movember Pool tournament that was called cancelled due to the second national lockdown. I can say that we are as terrible at Poker as at Hockey. This year we introduced some inter-team rivalry and unsurprisingly the 4s, The Value, won and raised over £800 of the total, likely due to the well-known inverse relationship between fundraising and hockey ability.
Alongside larger charity events nationally, we continue to support local charities and we also held a food bank collection alongside the Ladies club to help support families and people struggling to access basic food essentials in such hard times. This collection was on the same day that the Men`s 4s beat the Ladies` 1s 4-0 and so was a good day for the club overall.
Our Charity efforts in term 2 were all but destroyed due to the third national lockdown, however, a week-long joint charity & welfare event was held alongside Warwick Girl Boss Society, where some exec members helped raise awareness for Men`s mental health and we raised some £100 for the charity Tough Enough to Care, a great cause helping to make conversations about mental health in Men normal.
 

CHARITY TOURNAMENT 2021

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On the 28th June, the UWMHC and UWLHC held our annual Charity Hockey Tournament, this year in aid of MIND & CROHN'S & COLITIS!. There was a massive turnout with over 20 teams from a variety of different sports clubs across campus. 

We hope that everyone had an enjoyable day and a big thank you to everyone for getting involved and helping support these two great charities!.

Charity Hockey Tournament
Charity Hockey Tournament

Insane weather, great hockey & awful burns. Massive thank you to everyone who turned up to our Charity Hockey Tournament with UWLHC! We managed to raise just over £600 which will be split equally between MIND & CRASAC!!

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Charity Hockey Tournament
Charity Hockey Tournament

Insane weather, great hockey & awful burns. Massive thank you to everyone who turned up to our Charity Hockey Tournament with UWLHC! We managed to raise just over £600 which will be split equally between MIND & CRASAC!!

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Movember
Movember

Goodness me the state of some of these... On a serious note, there's only a couple of days left to donate to our Movember 2018 attempt! We've exceeded every target we thought possible at the start and currently stand on £1652, which puts us 2nd in the entire university! Shout out to Toby and Matt for also being in the Top 5 individual rankings. Thank you so much to everyone who's supported us so far!

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Charity Hockey Tournament
Charity Hockey Tournament

Insane weather, great hockey & awful burns. Massive thank you to everyone who turned up to our Charity Hockey Tournament with UWLHC! We managed to raise just over £600 which will be split equally between MIND & CRASAC!!

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