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Sports Union Clubs smash fundraiser target for Coronavirus

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Stirling University Sports Union teams have beaten their goal of raising £1,000 for a UN fund tackling the Coronavirus pandemic, with two weeks remaining of the fundraiser.

To date, over £1,156 has been raised, through a variety of online challenges.

These include NBA impersonations, TikTok challenges and an ongoing effort to walk, run or cycle round the distance of the circumference of the earth.

Sports club members have raised the amazing total
(Image Credit: Sophie Farnish)

Alongside this, clubs took part in a 72-hour distance challenge, to see who could run or walk the farthest in that time.

The Badminton Club came out in first place with 756km travelled, closely followed by Golf and Cheerleading.

Overall 4,054km was travelled by the 9 teams participating in the challenge.

Throughout the whole fundraising efforts 20 teams took part, including the Basketball, Hockey and Lacrosse clubs, as well as Waterpolo, Cheerleading and Badminton.

An impressive 4,054 km was travelled by club members
(Image Credit: Ethan Campbell)

Outgoing Sports President Gill Thayne also got involved in the fun alongside President elect Edd Keeler, with their own TikTok challenges.

Gill said: “I am continually inspired by the great Sports Union members who have used their time for goodwill.

“It it really exciting that the target was hit and just shows the unreal efforts from everyone involved have paid off.”

Organiser of the fundraiser, Camy Rosen, said: “I am beyond proud of all the teams who were part of the fundraiser.

“It was incredible to see, at a time like this especially, all the sports teams come together and use our poor editing skills and comedy gold for such an amazing cause.”

After initially being unsure about how many sports teams would participate in the fundraiser, Camy was left delighted by the response.

“I have been blown away with the excitement and enthusiasm committee members had to join in on the cause.

“Watching all the videos being uploaded and the donations rise made me so proud of the Stirling University community.”

The much-needed funds raised will go towards the UN foundation, who work to support the World Health Organisation in the race to produce a working COVID-19 vaccine.

They also aim to help frontline workers access the correct levels of protection required to fight the virus. Facebook will also match all donations to the cause.

Click here to access the page to donate to the fundraiser.

Featured Image Credit: University of Stirling

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