UWMCC’s charitable effort has been continuously developing over the past few years with 2016/2017 seeing an eventful and successful effort. Looking to the coming year, we want to build upon the achievements made with important charities such as the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. To create a new charitable direction for the club, we want to attach ourselves to a singular cause. We aim for the majority of our fundraising to be dedicated to this one charity throughout the year and want it to be a cause important to all clubmen. By creating a poll early in the first term, we want all members of the club to vote for and choose a charity they feel we can represent passionately as a collective. In doing this, we hope we can fundraise and volunteer with enthusiasm for a cause supported by all.

Following on from previous years, we want to lead a strong performance in growing moustaches for the month of the Movember campaign. All clubmen are encouraged to get involved and raise donations to help us keep our reputation as one of the best Movember fundraises at the university. Also, in the first few months of 2018 we will be entering in a Half Marathon as one of our annual events. We hope to get as many clubmen on board as it will be one of our biggest fundraising efforts of the year.

We will be looking to run club Blood Donations, as well as coaching sessions within local schools during Term 2. As well as this, we are planning to volunteer within Leamington Spa working alongside homelessness campaigns. Each of these are easy ways to be a part of the charity efforts that UWMCC will be aiming to take part in. By creating a wider variety of charity participation, we want to provide multiple ways for clubmen to take part.

Working alongside socials, we do want to bring a charity element to some events we organize. In 2015/2016, the club took a group trip to Edgbaston sporting fancy dress which was a very successful social. We aim to bring this social back in the new year and link it with a charity aspect by bucketing around the ground prior to the game.

Lastly, to promote the club’s chosen charity further we hope to lead a week of events in Term 2. These events will vary and be a great way to make a final push of fundraising. The aim is for the week to culminate in a charity tournament, possibly Kwik Cricket at Cryfield, inviting teams from across the university. This can be a full day dedicated to our charity including a BBQ.

With these goals and charitable aims, we hope to have a successful year that develops the club’s fundraising presence.