Movember Calander will be released By DCU Style and Force.

By Grainne Coyne

A  calendar is to be unveiled by DCU’s Style Society and DCU Force, the men’s rugby society, in order to raise money for the charity Movember.

The Style Society completed shooting of the calendar last week. The Chairperson of DCU Style, Susie Gorman, said that “Style Society came up with the idea for the calendar and are doing it in collaboration with the rugby club. All profits will go directly to Movember with the calendar selling at €4 a piece.”

The Enterprise Society, DCU Force and DCU Style Society launched the Movemeber campaign two weeks ago. The launch took place at Toxic Tuesday with games and a Slave Auction in order to raise money for the charity.

Ian O’ Hare, Chairperson of The Enterprise Society said “Our launch night this year was very successful, raising just under €300, matching the success of last year’s Slave Auction.”

Last year, the three societies raised €3000 in total for the campaign.

“Last year was hugely successful, with the participation of three societies, and quite a number of individual students, a number I cannot define as we had such fantastic support from so many DCU students,” Mr O’ Hare said.

Paul Doherty, Students’ Union Clubs and Societies Officer said, “The Movember Campaign was launched and run by our Clubs and Societies a number of years ago and has gone from strength to strength.”

Mr Doherty thinks that Movember is a “great initiative” and has noticed a lot of sport clubs have participated to raise money for the charity by wearing ‘taches’, both real and fake, and all kinds of sporting events.

Paul Doherty said one initiative that stood out last year  was the Athletics Club’s “Tachies for Nachies” event. He said “…they had brought the Movember Campaign to their Varsities by organising a facebook event ‘Tachies for Nachies’ where they asked all colleges to take part in the campaign It was a huge success and I believe they intend to follow it up this year at the national road relays in Maynooth this weekend.”

Susie Gorman said that the Movember campaign last year was very successful, “A lot of students took part and this year we hope to do as well with a closing party.”

Ms Gorman said that she hopes the closing party on November 29 will raise additional funds for the charity.

 

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