Issue 002NewsSport

AU Teams Continue Fantastic Charity Work

By 5th May 2020 No Comments

By Simon Thompson

Every year Hull Students’ Union Athletic Club finds innovative ways to raise money for important charitable causes. 

Photo: Hull University Union

Most recently, the Amateur Boxing Club completed a 24-hour ‘Skip-a-thon’ outside the Students Union building on campus where they managed to raise almost £700 in aid of Cardiac Risk in the Young.

Members of the Boxing club skipped for anywhere between 30 minutes all the way up to 13 hours! Although the 24-hour task may have seemed daunting there was plenty of encouragement for the skipping boxers from students passing by at lunchtime to revelers visiting Asylum for the Union Wednesday night ‘Tower’ event. 

This is just the latest charitable event completed by the sports teams, building on the significant effort put in by a number of clubs to complete the ‘Movember’ challenge last semester.

In total, the University raised £12,912 – almost triple the amount that was raised last year.

Hull University Cricket Club single-handedly raised nearly £3,500 and were the biggest fundraisers in Movember 2019, with significant contributions coming from many other teams within the AU.

Without a doubt, sports teams within the AU will be looking to build on these successes when the University returns to its normal schedule later in the year.