Derwent Rugby have raised over £1250 for Movember

They’ve raised more than some professional rugby clubs


Despite being used to smashing pints and Vanbrugh College, Derwent Rugby have turned their attention to smashing Movember this month, raising over £1000 for the charity.

The initial target was £250, which the boys overturned within two days, managing to raise £1000 within the first two weeks of the month.

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Despite the majority of moustaches looking as though they belong to pre-pubescent teens, the DCRUFC campaign is showing no signs of slowing, having now raised a staggering £1298 with only a few days left.

Despite their large presence on campus, Derwent Rugby is a relatively small club, and have raised more for The Movember Foundation than professional rugby clubs such as Bath and Gloucester.

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Calum Ronald, DCRUFC president, explained why the club is raising the money:

"As a club we decided to get involved with Movember as it’s a great cause, and we felt our fundraising could make a genuine difference to men's health. Smashing our target pretty quickly, thanks to some horrendous growth, made walking around campus a little less embarrassing. Whether people could only get a few whiskers, or could smash out a full Hulk Hogan set of handlebars, coming together to raise this much already has been a great achievement."

A special mention has to be made for Tom Flather. Tom agreed that if he raised just £50 he would dye his Movember attempt a rather horrendous shade of pink for everyone's entertainment.

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It doesn’t matter how tragic the tache’s are, all that bum-fluff raises money for a great cause. This global effort looks to raise money and awareness of prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention for young men. The Movember Foundation aims to reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25% by 2030.

Of course there is always room to raise more, and that is exactly what Derwent Rugby plan on doing. If you’re feeling particularly generous and want to dig into your overdraft to support a great cause then click here.