This year, a variety of ‘Campaigns’ have been chosen by members of the Students’ Union. These charities not only will have money raised for them but, more importantly awareness of the charities and what they stand for will be exposed to the student body. The major organisations and charities the SU are excited to be raising awareness for throughout the 2019/20 academic year are:
Join the 28-day stop smoking campaign from Public Health England. Stoptober has driven over 1 million quit attempts to date and is the biggest mass quit attempt in the country!
For more information visit: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/for-your-body/quit-smoking/stoptober/
Be a Soberhero and go 31 days without alcohol this October – say no to the booze and yes to raising money for people living with cancer.
And just like every hero’s trusty sidekick, Macmillan will be with you every step of the way to help you along your sober journey.
By signing up to the challenge you’re doing something amazing for people with cancer. All the money raised by those Going Sober this October will help Macmillan support even more people facing cancer.
Raise a glass (of water) and stand proudly beside people facing cancer: https://www.gosober.org.uk/about
Over the last ten years this movement from the USA has exploded onto the international stage. Movember consists of men growing eccentric facial hair for the whole of November; raising money for men who need it most. Movember’s participants grow larger and larger every year with athletes, film stars, and work colleagues all supporting the foundation.
Movember raises huge exposure for male health and male mental health issues which may be swept under the rug and not talked about. So here at the RAU we created a ‘Movember Team’ and with the support of many of the clubs and societies of the University, we were able to help raise awareness of issues with male health and wellbeing.
Each year, an army of volunteers distribute our iconic paper poppies throughout the nation, collecting donations in return to help support the vital work the Royal British Legion do for the Armed Forces community. Members of the public wear the paper poppy on their chest as a symbol of remembrance: to remember the fallen service men and women killed in conflict.
This year, our RAU students will join the army of volunteers to work with the Royal British Legion to deliver poppies and collection boxes to a variety of locations around the town.
For more information about the Students’ Union campaigns, contact email@example.com