Charities & Outreach
For the past year, OULC has been fundraising for Oxfordshire Mind. We've currently raised over £2,500 for this wonderful charity and we look forward to supporting their work again for the upcoming year.
1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem in any one year. Oxfordshire Mind helps over 20,000 people with mental health challenges every year. They promote good mental health through the provision of high quality services and campaigning for positive change.
A statistic that really stood out to us when deciding what our fundraising target should be was that, between 2003 and 2013, there was an average of 1270 patient suicides per year over the period (i.e. where the person concerned had been in contact with mental health services in the 12 months prior to their death) (MHN, March 2016).
Over Christmas, each branch of the club raised money for Mind by participating in a number of fitness and lacrosse challenges.
Men's: Running 1270km as a club over the holidays, as well as doing 1270 touches of wall ball each per week.
Women's: Points allocated per training session (cardio fitness, strength & conditioning, stick skills), aiming to reach 1270 points overall.
Mixed: Running 1270km as a squad over the Christmas holidays.
This Easter, OULC undertook the challenge of cycling/running the distance from Land's End to John O'Groats; a massive 2,155km. And we completed in only 7 days, all thanks to a huge effort from all branches of the club. For more details about this please see the highlight one our Instagram.
OUWLC and OUMLC also took part in a run-a-thon against their respective Cambridge counterparts. The women's team ran a whopping 1500km in just 7 days bringing them their seventh shoe of the season against their rivals!
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Black Lives Matter
In light of recent events taking place both domestically and internationally, OULC decided to fundraise for a number of Black Lives Matter charities by running a 30 hour run-a-thon. Each member of the club was asked to donate at their own discretion to a BLM charity. Women's raised for Southall Black Sisters; Men's for NAACP; and Mixed for the National Lawyer's Guild.
For more details about this, please see the highlight on our Instagram.