Charity fundraisers take to the campus for support

A series of exciting, fund-raising events are taking place in Lincoln this week to raise money for Blue September.

Set up by the University of Lincoln’s Islamic Society, Blue September awareness week aims to raise money for the Urology Foundation.

Blue September is aiming to help raise money for the Urology foundation. Photo: Rehman Chaudry

Events across the week include a five-a-side football tournament; a cake, cookies and sweets sale and a screening of the Smurfs at a children’s assembly.

Rehman Chaudry, president of the university’s Islamic Society, said: “Blue September is a global campaign to help raise awareness of cancer in men. A lot of men don’t come forward because they’re afraid to talk about it.”

“Hopefully we can raise money for them and the Urology Foundation.

“There’s many events across the week; we had one of our society members dress up in an Elmo suit today and pose for photographs with students.”

The Urology Foundation is a charity working to improve the diagnosis, treatment and management of cancers and diseases of the prostate, bladder and kidneys.

Louise de Winter, the chief executive of the Urology Foundation, said: “It’s fantastic to have support from students at the University of Lincoln. We’re very grateful of students who want to fund-raise.”

“It’s very important for a charity like ours because we deal with issues people don’t want to talk about.”

On Friday September, 27th everyone is encouraged to wear blue to raise awareness about the campaign. Collection boxes will be present around the university campus all week for donations.

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