STOP MEN DYING TOO YOUNG
The Movember Foundation is the only global charity focused solely on men's health, so again this Movember we got on board. We raised funds to tackle some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and poor mental health.
Led by Niall (VP Education and Welfare, Pontypridd), this years Movember campaign focused on raising awareness and funds through fundraising events and the infamous SU Mo Team. The team is made up of Exec Officers, Campaign Officers, SU Staff and Students.
WHAT DID WE SET OUT TO ACHIEVE?
The campaign focused on three main goals:
- Raise £500 for the Movember foundation.
- Educate and inform our students about our wellbeing services and how the university can help you.
- Work with the university to improve both the funding and accessibility of wellbeing services.
WHAT DID WE DO?
- Events were organized throughout the month to award some of the best growers/fundraisers.
- A guest speaker was invited from “Time to Change Wales” to share their experiences of mental health.
- The University organised a number of workshops tackling a range of mental health issues across all of our campuses.
- A Movember themed foam party was organized in support of the Movember foundation.
IMPACT OF THE CAMPAIGN
- Students and staff joined the campaign by shaving off their facial hair, aiming to grow the longest, flashiest, and bushiest tash USW had ever seen!
- A total of £540 was raised for the Movember Foundation.
SU OFFICERS BRAVED THE SHAVE
From humble beginnings in Australia in 2003, the Movember movement has grown to be a truly global one, inspiring support from over 5 million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas around the world.
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men, and rates are on the rise. By 2030 there’ll be 1.7 million men living with prostate cancer. It’s already killing hundreds of thousands of men each year, and those who survive face serious side effects.
The Movember Foundation are funding ground-breaking programmes all over the world, engaging with men where they are, to understand what works best, to help make change happen sooner.