During 2016, many of the University sports teams undertook fundraising efforts for very good causes. Here we look at a few of the events and activities that took place.
The team hosted their open Christmas tournament at Singleton’s sports hall with over 60 people joining them. They raised approximately £120, which they intend to donate to the ‘heart screening’ project that the University is developing. The tournament was open to everyone and included players from 360º, a couple of teams formed by the Basketball Club’s members and even one of their coaches’ family playing.
The team held a bake sale which raised £60 for Macmillan Cancer Support. The Swansea Girls Canoe Polo team recently beat Bath Uni 4 vs. 3.
Ladies Hockey have raised £1654 so far this year, for children in need, diabetes UK, Cystic Fibrosis (in memory of one of our old girls who passed away) and for new equipment for the club.
Women’s Rugby Union
For charity the team have raised a total of £796.92, which has significantly beaten their total for the last year. The money raised has come from entering Ladies day, buying the Children In Need socks, holding a Macmillan Coffee morning and holding a raffle and selling t-shirts for Stand Up To Cancer.
The team recently captured their first ever away win against Cardiff Met University, with the score 41-0, with no points conceded.
They also beat Cardiff away for the first time in the history of Women’s rugby at Swansea University which is extremely significant after being unbeaten by them in BUCS last season for the first time ever.
Swimming team and Tennis
On the 30th of November, the two teams held a pub quiz in Peppermint. It was a very successful evening with over 60 people attending, including swimmers, tennis players and housemates and raised £190 raised for WaterAid! This has surpassed previous fundraising efforts and they hope to raise even more for charity next term with other events.
The Equestrian Club held its first charity event in November raising £200 for Teacher Aid. The charity bingo night took place in JCs on campus and was attended by 40 students. Everyone had a really good time and people won a range of prizes including equestrian stash and a free riding lesson. After this success the club is looking to run more charity events in the coming months in the hope of raising more money for such a worthy charity.