OUR CLUB CHARITY
Our Club charity, as chosen by our members is the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a genetic condition affecting more than 10,500 people in the UK. You are born with CF and cannot catch it later in life, but one in 25 of us carries the faulty gene that causes it, usually without knowing.
Activity Unlimited is the Trust's programme to help everyone with CF to stay active and take control of their physical health and wellbeing. As part of this programme, they have been working on a group of videos demonstrating safe, beneficial exercises that can help to improve your overall health and fitness from the comfort of your home.
As a sports society, we are particularly interested in those living with CF being able to take part in sport and staying as active as possible. Therefore all of the money we raise throughout the year at our charity events go towards supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
Visit https://www.cysticfibrosis.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.