Uni of Lincoln’s Rugby Union Society raises money for Movember
‘We will continue to support this great cause as long as there is a bro who needs help’
It’s the time of year we are beginning to see many boys’ faces on campus slowly but surely grow an awful amount of hair. You guessed it, it’s Movember! Movember is a moustache growing charity event that is held every November and raises funds and awareness for men’s mental health and suicide prevention, testicular, and prostate cancer.
With coronavirus taking control of our lives, it is more important than ever to check in on your mates and yourself. At the time of writing, the team has raised £3,160 out of their £5,000 target.
We spoke to the University of Lincoln’s Rugby Union Society on why they’re raising money for Movember.
‘Every year the whole society grows a mo to save a bro’
James Hunt, the President of UoL’s Rugby Union said: “Movember is a charity close to the society’s heart. We’ve raised considerable amounts for the cause over the years and there’s a good reason for it. It’s a key charity in the prevention of men’s suicide and men’s health issues.
“That is why every year the whole society grows a mo to save a bro.”
‘Conversations that can help to stop male suicide’
Adebayo Aje-Arije, the Vice President, said: “Movember has helped to better understand what can be done to improve men’s mental health. For us to be able to have the necessary serious conversations about what’s happening in each other’s lives that we could have shied away from or stopped if it felt uncomfortable.
“Conversations that can help to stop male suicide.”
‘The importance of the charity has grown so much’
Alex Mayer, treasurer of the Rugby Union, said: “Lockdown has affected everyone differently which is why the importance of the charity has grown so much. This charity helps those who really need it and we will continue to support this great cause as long as there is a bro who needs help.”
‘I’d rather someone speak out than not be part of our society or team anymore’
Thomas Osborne, the Social Secretary, told the Tab: “Men’s mental health is still not spoken about enough, and although times have changed in which a lot more men are coming forward with issues they are facing, there are still some voices that are not heard, especially being part of such a masculine society, it’s sometimes hard speaking up.
“Movember helps with these little processes, I’d rather someone speak out than not be part of our society or team anymore. The more money raised for them, the better.”
The University of Lincoln’s Students’ Union has raised over their £5,000 target, raising £8,427 so far for the Movember charity.
The Student Leader team at Lincoln’s Students’ Union said: “We are overwhelmed at the amount of support and engagement we have had with our Movember campaign. We are so proud that our students have come together at this difficult time to support such an important cause, whilst also taking part in challenges that will boost their mental and physical wellbeing.
“Not only that, we have smashed our fundraising target, so thank you to everyone who has already donated!”
For more information and to donate to the Movember cause, click here.