How much money Glasgow University raised for Movember this year
It’s more than just growing a moustache
This month a lot of Glasgow University sports teams and societies have been attempting to raise money for Movember, and an impressive £48,709 has been officially raised so far.
We’ve compiled a breakdown of some of the teams that have raised a lot for Movember this year, but all of the teams that have contributed are available to see on the Glasgow University Movember page.
Glasgow University Squash Club – £10,600
Glasgow University Medics – £8,735
The Tash Dash – £5,135
Mens Rugby – £5,622.69
Far Flung – £2,363.21
Glasgow Uni SRC – £3,187
Glasgow Uni Tennis – £1,377
Speaking to The Glasgow Tab, a representative for the official University of Glasgow Movember page said: “We encouraged clubs and societies to join the University of Glasgow challenge through this platform, which was very successful, and that really got the ball rolling for other societies to join up. We ended up with 43 teams within the University of Glasgow challenge, which was fantastic to see.
“Last year we made £21,266 as a university, so we’ve more than doubled it this year. An amazing effort from everyone involved, whether they were raising money or donating. Especially under the current coronavirus circumstances!
“Considering the repercussions of lockdowns and restrictions, I felt that this year, perhaps more than ever, getting involved with the work Movember does for mental health was so important. Worldwide, the leading cause of death for young men aged 15-29 is suicide. By 2030, Movember aims to reduce male suicide rates by 25 per cent. By encouraging men to talk to their friends and loved ones, we hope to show them that if they’re struggling they don’t have to face it alone.