Here’s what all the Cardiff University societies did for Movember
44 societies helped to raise almost £40,000 for Movember
This Movember, 73 Cardiff Uni societies with a collective of 777 members raised £39,000 for the charity.
The motivation behind Movember is to raise awareness of issues that affect men’s health, including testicular cancer, prostate cancer, mental health, and suicide prevention. On average, men pass away four and half years earlier than women for primarily preventable reasons which the Movember charity helps to prevent.
The top three societies that raised the most money were Cardiff University Rugby Club with £13,325, Phystory Rugby Club with £5887, and Cardiff University Men’s Cricket Club with £3872.
We asked Callum from Phystory Rugby club about his experience this Movember, he said: “We originally set out to raise £2,500 so we’re delighted to have reached nearly double this total. We achieved this through a concerted effort in the club as well as hosting events such as a walk-up Pen Y Fan and mixed netball tournament.”
Zach Beresford, the Movember ambassador of Cardiff Uni stated: “Our goal for Movember was not just to raise money, fundamentally it was to help promote discussions of men’s health and keep challenging the stigma that men do not have health issues. The money raised is obviously amazing and we are so grateful, but if we have changed even just one person’s life for the better then we have done what we set out to achieve.
“Men’s health issues do not stop on the 1st of December, so neither will we. Movember’s fight to change the face of men’s health is an ongoing one, not a finite one.”
If you would like to know how much each society or individual raised, click here.