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alicia perez

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Movember starts this week!

Tomorrow marks the start of the annual Movember campaign, and this year there’s loads of opportunities for all UEA students to get involved!

Movember was set up in Australia in 2003 to raise money for prostate cancer research. From humble beginnings Movember is now the leading charity for men’s health. 15 years on, the campaign is now worldwide and addresses some of the biggest health issues faced by men – prostate and testicular cancer, mental health awareness and suicide prevention. Promoting positive mental health and wellbeing is something close to my heart and a key priority for the student’s union this year.

We have loads of activities that anyone can get involved with across the month. Follow the official UEA Movember Facebook page - to keep up with our activities throughout the month, which will include a Football Tournament.

We’ll be in the Hive this Friday, 2nd Movember, speaking to students about the campaign, so please pop by, Say Hello and find out more. We can also help you get set up to start fundraising.

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Every student can set up a donation page on the online ‘MoSpace’ portal or on the app. These donations also a contribute to a running ‘team’ total which

Getting involved with Movember couldn’t be easier! The first step is to create your own ‘Mo Space’. This can be done on their website or through the app and we think the easiest to choose the option of signing up through Facebook.

Then make sure to link your Mo Space to the UEA Challenge so all the money you raise adds to the total amount raised by all of us here at UEA. If you’re part of a sports club you can also find and join their team too! If you can’t find your sports club or society because it hasn’t been set up yet, then get in touch with your club or society’s President.   

Join the Challenge here -

Currently UEA Men’s Rugby is in the lead, having already raised in excess of £250. I am so excited to see which clubs and societies will raise the most by the end of the month - the leaderboard is available to view on the Mospace and will be displayed each week at Sports Night.

At the end of the month, join us on Friday 30th in the blue bar, where we’ll be celebrating everyone’s efforts with a party, with prizes for the top individual and team fundraisers!





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