Rugby players get funds growing for Movember

by Abigail Beresford

The DMU Rugby team have been fundraising for Movember throughout November.

Movember is an event in which aims to raise awareness of men’s mental health issues – such as anxiety and suicide – as well as prostate and testicular cancer. Men are often encouraged to grow a moustache in order to raise awareness of the event.

Members of the team have been fundraising on campus, by holding charity buckets, and encouraging students to donate any loose change they may have to spare.

“We have just gone past the £2,000 mark, which is amazing” said Rhys Coker, a first year Business Management and Law student.

DMURFC fundraised for the charity last year, raising an outstanding £2,409.

“The aim for this year is to raise £3,000,” Rhys added.

“We have also been encouraged to set up our own donating pages, so that our families, friends, and flatmates can donate to the cause. I promoted the page in my group chat with flatmates and friends, where they’ve said they’ll donate.”

The rugby team also worked alongside the football team to promote a charity darts match. Tickets were sold for £5 and the event was held at the Students’ Union on Saturday (NOV23) evening. The team promoted this event before the start of November, as it was expected to be a popular event.

The team are aiming to raise £3,000, in order to beat their previous total from last year.

Anyone who is willing to donate can visit: https://moteam.co/dmu-rufc?mc=1

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