During November, University of Plymouth student groups raised money for the Movember Foundation by organising sports activities, movie nights, bake sales and gigs. Together, they raised an incredible £9,924.67, which places the University of Plymouth in the Bronze award group!
We’re one of the top universities who raised over £5,000 in one single Movember campaign. The money raised will be going to fund research and projects in mental health, suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. -- Becky Thomas, Activities Co-ordinator
Movember is an annual event to raise awareness of men's health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men's suicide. It is commonly known as the month in which people grow moustaches to raise awareness and funds, however, many choose to fundraise in different ways.
UPSU want to say a big thank you to the University of Plymouth Shipping Society, Conservative Society and Big Band for their fantastic fundraising efforts, and to anyone who got involved and donated for this important charity campaign.
University of Plymouth Shipping Society
The Shipping Society hosted a charity cinema night to raise money for Movember, a charity that focuses on men's mental health, suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. The event was open to everyone, and the movie was voted on beforehand. The movie selections were of course maritime related, to stick with the shipping society theme, and the attendants loved the screening of the Pirates of the Carribean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.
After the screening, everyone went to the Caffeine Club together for coffee, snacks and drinks. The event had attendants from multiple different societies which made it a fun and social evening with new and old friends.
The evening had almost 50 attendants and resulted in over £130 raised for charity through online and cash donations!
I loved doing something social, yet different and laid-back. The fact that it was for a good cause was even better! - Anne-Therese Vea (Health & Safety officer, Shipping Society)
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University of Plymouth Conservative Society
The University of Plymouth Conservative Society got involved with raising funds for Movember by organising two charity football matches at Goals, as well as arranging a bake sale and some members participating in growing moustaches.
We care deeply about local causes and charities. -- University of Plymouth Conservative Society
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University of Plymouth Big Band
On Sunday, 27th November 2022, The University of Plymouth Big Band performed a fantastic gig to raise funds for the Movember Foundation and Anthony Nolan Foundation in the Students' Union Little Room. The gig was open to anyone to come and had a great turnout!
We have regular gigs within the University and in the wider Devon area having performed at local bars & pubs, The Students' Union, University and Society Balls. We also compete against other universities in the annual South West Battle of the Big Bands!
We enjoy fundraising for charity through gigs, collaborating with other societies as well as annual events such as Movember. -- University of Plymouth Big Band
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