ABOUT CHARITY AT WARWICK LACROSSE
Warwick Lacrosse's Club reputation has always been one of inclusivity, comittment to giving back to the community that makes us and charitable ethos. In 2018 we were named by the Student Union as 'Most Charitable Sports Club of the year', a title we are exceptionally proud of and a true testament to all the hard work we put into fundraising.
Other highlights from past years include raising over £10,000 for charity, and the launch of our very own designer handbag charity auction. These charitable successes are something we are very keen to add to and improve on both this year and the years to come!
OUR CHOSEN CHARITY
This year our chosen charity shall be the Beer-Harris Memorial Trust. This is a charity very close to our hearts as it honours Joe Harris, an active member of the club that tragically died last year. During his time at Warwick he was a much loved and dedicated member of Lacrosse who gave every ounce of his spare time to the club; he even captained our mixed team during our most successful season to date.
The Beer-Harris Memorial Trust was set up to honour Joe's uncle who struggled with mental health issues. Therefore, the charity aims to raise money to fund research for mental health related illness and help to provide support for those struggling. The charity recently changed its name to honour the work that Joe had done for the charity in his lifetime, and this year, the club has introduced the Joe Harris award to recognise outstanding contribution to the club.
Our Club's charity is one we are proud to support as not only are we honouring someone we loved but also in recent years mental health issues have significantly increased within the student population, making it an even more prevalent charity to support.