During November, the TeamBU Men's Rugby team took part in their yearly fundraising campaign with Movember. Movember are the leading charity changing the face of men's mental health and raising suicide awareness. Mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer – Movember are taking them all on. Since 2003, Movember has funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects around the world, challenging the status quo, shaking up men’s health research and transforming the way health services reach and support men.
Each year, the BU Rugby team have made condiderable donations to the cause, fundraising through moustache growing and an annual cycle to Twickenham in Poole house.
This year saw the team raise a massive £6,375.00 and counting! Congratulations and a huge well done to the team and for raising awareness for an important cause, the TeamBU gang could not be more proud!
Since 2019, the team have raised an astonishing £17,000 for the Movember campaign.
We spoke to the team's president Sam about the achievements of his teammates -
I'm immensely proud of the dedication showed by the whole squad this year in our annual Movember participation. The money raised was monumental yet again so a big thank you to everyone that helped us smash our target. It also enables us to provide a platform from which members, friends, and anyone else associated with the club can educate themselves on the issues we're trying to combat, as well as know we've created a safe space in which people can talk about problems and get any help they might neeed.
You can follow the teams fundraising progress on their Instagram page @bu_rugby!