University of Plymouth Sports Club – raising awareness and funds

Throughout 2010

University of Plymouth sportsmen and women recently joined forces to organise a charity Halloween party. Riding and Polo, Netball, Men’s Rugby and Women’s Hockey raised a mega £600 from the event.

The clubs would like to thank their sponsor, Walkabout, for helping them to support CRY by allowing them to hold the event in their bar, free of charge. The party was a great success and the venue look forward to hosting another event in the New Year, to continue their support for CRY.

In addition to this, at the start of the year the Riding and Polo Club raised £400 for CRY at their annual charity booze cruise – this time Oceana helped to support this equally successful night.

The Students’ Union Sports Clubs are proud to be associated with Cardiac Risk in the Young, not only by making donations, but also raising awareness around the University of Plymouth campus. The Sports Clubs have bigger fundraising plans for next year as they wish to raise enough money to eventually get all of the sportsmen and women at the University screened in the future.

Kevin Marsden accepted the £1000 cheque from the fundraisers in the Students’ Union in December. A trust has been set up in his son’s name – Oliver Marsden was a University of Plymouth student who tragically died at the age of 21 playing rugby

Caroline Copley

Chairman, Riding and Polo Club 2010/11