£30,000 raised in Stirling’s Movember campaign

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The Movember Foundation based at the University of Stirling has passed its third fundraising goal after surpassing £30,000 in donations with only one week to go.

The group announced the achievement through their social media account, adding: “This means we have doubled what was raised last year from our university.”

Credit: Stirling Movember Foundation

Movember is a global charity that encourages participants to grow a moustache or dye their hair in support of men’s health and wellbeing. They provide support and advice in many areas, including mental health, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer.

Activities in support of the campaign have spanned across the university with charity events taking place within sports clubs and societies. Already, Stirling’s Amateur Boxing Club has hosted a night filled with soup and songs for their fundraiser. The Stirling Uni Boob Team also got involved by offering a free yoga session to anyone willing to donate.

The event can be accessed here. Credit: Stirling Drama Society

Upcoming events for the charity include a live-streamed music event hosted by Stirling’s Music Society and Drama Society. Go over to the drama societies Instagram page at 7p.m tomorrow to show your support.

Jack Sutherland, a Movember Ambassador and Stirling student, expressed how proud he was of the Stirling community for their fundraising efforts: “I couldn’t be prouder of all the individuals, clubs and societies who have raised this much money, especially with a global pandemic on!”

There is still time to donate as moustache enthusiasts hold their clippers at the ready for November 30. Jack Sutherland told Brig Newspaper that he encourages anyone who hasn’t already to donate to the good cause: “We’ve still got a little push to go so any donations will be gratefully received and put to a worthwhile cause.”

To donate to Stirling’s Movember campaign click here.

Featured image credit: University of Stirling Movember Foundation

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