Sporting students at the University of Chester have raised thousands of pounds for charity this term by organising numerous charity events - from tackling the peak of Snowdon to completing the endurance event Hell Runner.
The university’s netball team took part in the gruelling Hell Runner event in Delamere Forest to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and raised an impressive £1,225, far exceeding their £750 target.
The team has also planned various events over the year to raise even more money for charity.
Club captain Avril Patel said: “We are extremely proud of our achievement and looking forward to the fundraising year ahead.”
The university’s waterpolo players headed to North Wales to trek to the top of Snowdon and raised over £400 for Hope House Children’s Hospice.
Charity officer Georgia Patterson said: “As a team we are extremely proud of our fundraising achievement and the positive impact it will have for Hope Hospice Children’s Hospice. Here’s to more great fundraising throughout the year!”
The Rotaract Society have also raised £158 through a charity raffle event which took place at Chester Rugby Club Beer Festival. The money will go to Paiwand Afghan Association which provides Afghan children with better equipment in schools.
Roteract is a non-profit volunteering organisation for those aged 18-30 who have a passion for helping others and bettering their community.
The University’s sport and societies have more events planned over the next couple of months from the football team hosting a race night at Chester City Football Club through to the Dance Society planning a danceathon.
Chester Students’ Union Vice President (Activities) Ethan Wade said: “Fundraising is a big part of life at Chester Students’ Union and we are always looking for creative ways to raise money for charity.
“We strive to support charities that help the local community and are very pleased our sports and societies have hit the ground running. Last year our sports and societies raised a total of £10,000 and we hope to raise even more this year!”