OUR CLUB CHARITY
Our club charity as chosen by our members is Mind.
One in four people every year will experience a mental health struggle. Mind is a mental health charity providing support and advice to any individual experiencing mental health problems. They connect organisations and people together, creating a safe place to support and educate individuals, schools and employers to improve the services for those with mental health problems.
The charities ‘Local Minds’ initiative ensures that those who directly need help receive specialised support. The local minds network has 125 bases across England and Wales allowing tailored care and assistance to meet the needs of the community and individuals they help.
As a large diverse sports society, who is connected with other universities and societies in the community, we want to ensure that those struggling with mental health are able to feel supported and safe. Therefore, all the money we raise throughout the year from our charity events will go to towards supporting Mind.
Visit https://www.mind.org.uk/ for more information.
CHARITY EVENTS 2019/20
We had a very successful afternoon Wednesday 20th November at our charity gala where we managed to raise £228 for Support Dogs UK.
The afternoon consisted of our competition and development swimming groups racing against our water polo teams in some traditional and not-so-traditional races (we thought a doggy paddle race was definitely in order considering the cause 🐶).
The swimmers came away as the ultimate winners on both the men’s and women’s side.
Thanks to all the competitors and spectators who took part and donated to help raise money for a great cause. Check out the Support Dogs website to donate see more about what they do.
PAST CHARITY EVENTS
YORKSHIRE 3 PEAKS
In 2019 a group of our members, along with some other University of Leeds students, climbed the Yorkshire 3 peaks in order to raise money for our club charity. All of our participants managed to complete the feat in under 10 hours.