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UCD Sailing Club Launch Annual 'Movember' Campaign

29th October 2020
UCD sailors sporting moustaches for the Movember charity campaign UCD sailors sporting moustaches for the Movember charity campaign

UCD Sailing Club has launched its annual 'Movember' campaign for the third consecutive year writes the club's Lucy Reid

Although we’re not able to have our club members out on the water and fundraising like we normally do, we are finding ways to come together while staying apart.

In the last two years, UCDSC has successfully raised over €4,000 for the Movember charity, a charity that focuses on men’s health, something that is especially close to our hearts.

As per usual our boys our preparing to grow a mo and look ridiculous for the next month. For those who can’t, this year we have brought in two additional challenges. UCD Sailing is going to Move for Movember! Members are going to walk/run 60km each throughout November. Why 60km? Because the world loses 60 men to suicide each hour, every hour.

Our second challenge is to have a UCD SC member embracing the cold and diving into the icy cold water every day across Ireland. This is for those of us who are lucky enough to live within 5km of the water and will swim to raise awareness for mental health.

Unfortunately, as the times demand at the moment our annual Sail and Shave or Save the Stache event in Dun Laoghaire cannot go ahead on December 1st. This would have involved alumni and friends of the club and as a fundraiser will be a hard loss to our campaign.

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