It’s November, which means its time for Movember! This year we want clubs, societies, schools, staff, friends, families and everyone else involved (bonus points if you get your pets involved too)!
So what is Movember?
Movember is an annual event during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men's suicide. The goal of Movember is to raise as much money as possible to "change the face of men's health", more information can be found here https://uk.movember.com/. Last year the UEA Movember campaign raised over £36,000!
This year we are going for a target of £40,000 – so we need your help.
Although this campaign is to raise money for ‘Men’s Health’ we are keen for everyone to be involved and this is reflected in the range of events below.
How can you get involved?
- Get Fundraising
Sign up to the Movember page – this is where you can physically raise money for the cause
As an Individual
Visit this link https://uk.movember.com/register?prod_intent=grow&mocamp=G to set up your
own profile on the Movember page and start raising money for the cause. You can do this in a number of ways – more details on the website above.
As a Team
Once you have created an individual account you can join a team (see left hand button in your ‘mo space’) so you can work together to raise money for Movember, for example as a club or society - this is a great way to see how much your specific team has raised for the cause.
Once you have set up a team you can then join the overall UEA challenge and see how much we are raising as a University. It also is there to create a little bit of friendly rivalry between teams (Men’s Rugby led the way last year for clubs, and Economics for societies). To join the UEA challenge click the arrow on the top tab of your mo space and then click on challenges – then search University of East Anglia and click to join this challenge. This is really important as it enables us to boost how much we raise as a University if everyone joins the challenge and hopefully achieve the £40,000 target.
- Get donating
For the 1st of November we are putting on Movember charity donation options on the UEA+Moves App. There will be both £1 and £10 donation options for you to use. This means you can build up points for how much physical activity your record via the app (steps, miles ran, miles cycled and distance swam) and then use these points to buy a donation under the rewards section of the app. To find out more about how to download and use UEA+Moves please click this link here
- Get nominating – 4km ,£4, 4 friends
In line with the successful 5,5,5 challenge, which included run 5km, donate £5 and nominate 5 friends we would also like everyone to join in our campaign along a similar theme. Out of all suicides in the UK, 3 out of 4 are Men. We would there like you to either run, cycle or walk 4km, donate £4 and nominate 4 friends. Even better, track the activity on the UEA+Moves app and build up your points so you can also donate the points to the Movember charity on the app.
- Get promoting
Please use the below hash tags in all the posts you put out. Alternatively tag the Facebook group UEA Movember in posts.
- Get playing
We’re running a touch rugby (date tbc) and Rounders (28th November tbc) tournament, so keep up to date with what your club or soc can take part in!
Our annual movember quiz will take place in the LCR on the 1st December, and hopefully a big shave-off as well! More to follow!
Our quiz will have the following prizes:
- Highest raising academic school
- Highest raising academic (or staff member)
- Highest raising soc
- Highest raising club
- Highest raising individual
- Best Mo staff
- Beset Mo student
- Tournament winners
- Quiz winners
Sportsnight tickets will be increased to £4.50 for the month and £1.50 of each ticket sold will go to Movember.