Term 2 Charity round-up

March 19, 2018

 At the beginning of February we were treated to a fresher-led night of entertainment at Altoria as the charity Talent Show returned for 2018! UWLHC 2s came 1st with their wild take on the hakka, accompanied with some classic chat, musical renditions from Kanye to the Lion King, raps and Bill and Ben the flowerpot men went rogue… This night with the Men’s club raised £150 for Mind.

 

During Warwick’s RAG Week our outgoing (in both senses of the word) President Kingy got royally pied in the face in aid of Sense, Guide Dogs and Fairy Bricks. This was great fun for all involved especially as we had a 3s match straight after…

 

A NEW venture for UWLHC this year was the Feb Family Challenge! The 9 mighty families of UWLHC each chose an independent initiative to run for the entirety of February. We had ‘Febru-Hairy’ where girls didn’t shave their legs all month (think how cosy and warm), Varsity face paint at the matches and glitter stands at POP, handmade bracelets, some brave 24-hour fasts (especially challenging on a Thursday morning), shin-pad and mouth guard washing (trust me we needed it) and a lot of doughnuts!!

 

It was great fun had by all and via our Just Giving page we managed to raise a whopping £864.51 for Mind!

The page is still very open to donations of big and small https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/uwlhcmind so please if you can, donate!!

 

 

Week 9 saw the return of our traditional charity circle and with big booby boots to fill from last year, nobody expected such a successful night… The chillout was transformed into a purple coated auction house and we donned orange and purple outfits in homage to the Cyrenians’ logo.

 

Drum roll please, the results are as follows...

Gayatri got a big pie in the face

Clifford wore a tracksuit to ball for £150

Sarah dyed her hair bright red for £110

Hindley is having her ears pierced

Clee wore The Dress all day (including fitness and training)

This meant a total of £386 from this wonderful Wednesday night all going to Coventry Cyrenian’s!! Here’s us in their newsletter: http://www.coventrycyrenians.co.uk/the-university-of-warwick-ladies-hockey-club

 

 

By the time Hockey Ball rolled round on Saturday you would have expected we were all out of juice. You were wrong and a further £130 was raised by UWLHC as part of a shared raffle with the Men’s club. Up for grabs were some dinners, wine and private dance lessons with the money going to Mind.

 

THEREFORE our running total of money raised currently sits at £1617.51!!!

 

If you want to know more about the charities we chose for this year..

Mind - https://www.mind.org.uk/about-us/

Coventry Cyrenians - http://www.coventrycyrenians.co.uk/about

 

In term 3 we have some incredibly exciting charity traditions coming up: the Stratford Half marathon and the summer sixes hockey tournament as well as taking part in other clubs’ tournaments as the sun finally makes an appearance. Make sure to get involved with as much as you can!

Huge thank you all that have donated and fundraised so far this year, you are awesome!!!  

 

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