Over the last few years Exeter has developed a strong tradition of raising money for Movember, and November 2020 was no different, with a staggering £200,000 raised for men’s health by our incredible students!
The efforts of Exeter students have now been recognised by Anne-Cécile Berthier, the Country Director for UK & Europe at Movember, who has written to Professor Lisa Roberts, Vice Chancellor at Exeter to congratulate the 1,200 students who got involved, in particular the Movember student ambassadors Andre Dainton, Josh Dhillon, Jamie Drewe and Charlie Fernandes.
Exeter’s incredible effort means they’ve become the first University to fundraise over £200,000, and will receive a limited edition Movember trophy.
We’d like to congratulate and thank every single student and society that got involved – you should be incredibly proud of your efforts!
“It was great to see all of our members come together and support Movember, despite it being impacted by Corona. Just for us to be involved with this has meant so much to myself and other members, raising awareness of one of the most important issues in society right now. It was also amazing to see both our male and female members get involved, from growing ‘taches to Afro’s!” - President, Muay Thai
‘Movember is a cause close to our hearts at Nightline, as ultimately we are all working to improve the wellbeing of those who need some support and destigmatise reaching out for a helping hand. As a committee we decided to raise money for Movember through running and walking the streets of Exeter! We also wanted to actively open up the conversation around mental health! We worked with Ben Hart (AU president) to run some events around how to support yourself and friends, and enjoyed chatting with other students about what we can all do to be there for ourselves and others! The effort from Exeter students is something we’re really proud to be a part of, and we hope it signifies the progressive steps we’re taking as a student body towards a compassionate university experience.’ - Co-President, Nightline
If you want to find out a bit more about Movember and what they are all about, visit their website.