Our charity for the 2017/2018 year will be chosen by the club in Week 3 of Term 1.
On Wednesday 19th October, we had our first charity event of the year. Our POP! theme 'On Wednesdays we wear pink' allowed everyone to come dressed in their favourite pink outfits, and we raised money on behalf of the 'Wear it Pink' Breast Cancer Campaign.
As you can see from the pictures, we had a lot of fun, and raised over £50 through pint nominations throughout the night! A huge thank you to all those who showed support and donated, and an even bigger thank you to our Charities Officer Issy who organised the nominations and the collection.
As Christmas loomed, we headed on down to our favourite Leamington hangout - Kelsey's. But this time for a different reason, as we competed in the famous MN Charity Christmas Quiz. This gave us the chance to show off the academic prowess that we'd been working so hard on all year! We raised money for this year's chosen charity - Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre - through pint nominations, mini games and of course our raffle. As well as raising a load of money, we also won some fantastic prizes, including a £50 voucher for experiencedays.co.uk, Nando's vouchers, hair cuts and champagne!
Term 2 saw us cavorting with our friends from Mixed Hockey as we had our joint MNC/MXDHC week. The week started well with the hockey tournament being undeterred by the rain and we were well and truly thrown in at the deep end - most of us having our hockey experience limited to extremely traumatic PE experiences many years ago. With the following day came the netball tournament. The rain managed to hold off this time (even mother nature prefers netball) and the session got off to a good start. After a quick explanation of the netball rules, the hockey players soon began to pick it up and before long it was time for the tournament to begin. In addition to some (questionable) netball tekkers, we also managed to raise about £30 by having a swear jar at the two training sessions - who knew we all had such filthy mouths. Huge thanks to everyone who owned up to their swearing and paid up!
After all our strenuous training followed our joint social - pub golf, which ended the week on an all time high! On behalf of Mixed Netball we'd like to say a huge thank you to Mixed Hockey for welcoming us into their club for the week, and another thank you to everyone who came along to any or all of the joint events and donated - we raised £237 in total!
This week we were given some Kasbah tickets to sell for charity. Anyone who knows Mixed Netball knows we love our Mondays at Kasbah! Unsurprisingly, this went down a treat and we managed to raise some more money on behalf of Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre, whilst having a load of fun completing our campus challenges and heading into Coventry!