WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO...

March 3, 2017

On the 1st of March 2017, 16 members of UWLHC took to the street around campus to participate in our Run For Your Buns event in aid of our charity CoppaFeel!. The plan was to take on a short 3km around campus wearing our bras and underwear. We took the boob as well for maximise impact and started on our journey around uni.

I had said that it would be gently jog or brisk walk at a push, however someone let Molly Adkin and Charles head to the front and the pace was increased to a frankly ridiculously fast jog. Jeeezh Molly, save it for the Half Marathon (oh yeah, we’re back this running malar...

January 13, 2017

As the 2016/17 academic year rolled around, UWLHC went into the new year with the prestige of being awarded club of the year. Aims and goals for the following year had been set and preseason begun. As we welcomed one the largest fresher intakes we’ve have in a while, the charity calender kicked off.

Term 1 Saw many new and old charity opportunity and the selection of the charity that we would be raising money for. This year the club voted and selected the breast-cancer charity CoppaFeel! A charity aiming to get young people into the habit of regularly checking their boobs or pecks and if th...

December 16, 2016

Week 9. Friday evening. The Copper Rooms. No not circle, this was something much more serious and terrifying.

Classical Modern Dance Society’s (CMD) annual dance competition raising money for Sport Relief had returned. Jazz shoes were polished, pirouettes practiced and everyone wanted to win the converted trophy and prize of being able to chant ‘We Won CMD’ at the end of every circle.

We practice hard, worked through our lunch breaks, got lost trying to find Westwood Music Centre and skipped enough lectures between the group to amass a monitoring point. But was it worth it? Had we done enoug...

December 16, 2016

Week 8 saw the club combining forces with Warwick’s American Football Team, the Wolves, to collect donations for the Warwick and Leamington Foodbank.

Homelessness and poverty is a growing issue in the UK and we wanted to do our bit to help. The Wolves boys set up a stall on the piazza by Rootes Grocery Store in Wednesday through to Friday to help increase donations. I utilised my growing contacts with Warwick Volunteers (check out the post about our canal clean up) and increased marketing for the event at it was included in the Warwick Volunteers newsletter and the appeal for donations was...

October 23, 2016

What better way to deal with the post Skool Dayz hangover than a spot of fresh air and canal cleaning?

Today the exec of UWLHC put on their waders and rubber gloves and cleaned the Warwick canal with the help of Canal River Trust, Inland Waterways, and Warwick Volunteers. We pulled out several trollies, bikes, pipes, engines and even a few tinnies.  

Huge thanks to all of those involved, from the other volunteers, organisers and the exec.  We’ll definitely be back next time!

August 13, 2016

It’s been a fantastic year for UWLHC, in particular on the charity front. Our main charities for this academic year was Oundle School Mencap Holidays (OSMH) and Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). OSMH is a small, volunteer-run charity which provides annual residential and camping holidays for children and young people with learning difficulties. It is a charity close to the heart of the members of the hockey club, with Lucie and Evie, having volunteering for the holiday for several years. Every summer, they run a week long residential holiday for children and young people aged 8-18 years old...

August 13, 2016

This year, I wanted to push a new innovative within the hockey club in part with England Hockey to send unused and old hockey kit to other parts of the world. England Hockey are working in partnership between the FIH, UK Sport, Ghana Hockey and the African Hockey Federation to deliver an exciting four year expansion plan for hockey in West Africa.

However, biggest challenge to hockey development in West Africa is a huge lack of equipment. It is not uncommon for club players not to have their own sticks and teachers regularly have to deliver to classes of 40+ children with fewer than 10 usea...

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