WEIG are certainly in a celebrating mood! Firstly, this has been in part because of the recent flux of group members passing their vivas: Sophie, Hui, Binoy, Rob C and Rehab have all recently graduated, and we thank them for their hard work and contributions to the group!
WEIG is, of course, at the forefront of everything, including the Chemistry Department's 50th Anniversary. The 26th November saw Warwick's Chemistry department turn 50, and so an event was held to mark the occasion where Chemistry academics and students showcased their skills. Highlights included Tim Bugg playing Gershwin, a Strictly Tango dance, Nick Barker's hilarious school stories, flashback to the 90's with Dave Haddleton's TV win, and some excellent undergraduate and postgraduate bands, all hosted by the great Stefan Bon. But the headline act was none other than our very own Pat Unwin, along with Peter Scott and David Fox as The Fox & The Hounds.
It was a great night enjoyed by everyone. As it's now December, that means Movember has come to a close. We have raised £360 on behalf of Prostate Cancer UK and the Institute of Cancer Research. Thanks to all those who donated and participated!
We have no doubt that the good spirits will continue throughout the Christmas period and beyond, inspiring positivity and some good work to everyone!
Meet the Mo Bro's!
November is here, and along with it comes the opportunity to support the Movember Foundation. Movember aim to understand, promote and advocate men's health, which involves funding research into prostate and testicular cancer, and tackling poor mental health and physical inactivity.
WEIG members always look for ways to help charity, which is why this month some of us Mo Heroes are growing and grooming moustaches for the 30 days of November in order to raise funds and awareness for men's health.
Those participating in Movember are:
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Be aware that you don't have to be a man to care about men's health! Women are also encouraged to donate and support. In addition, we are arranging a cake sale on 25th November, as well as some salsa dancing classes (more on that later!)
Please donate and support TEAM ELECTROCHEMISTRY here:
Two Castles Run 2015
On Sunday 14 th of June, a record number of groups members of WEIG (Pat, Aleix, Dmitry, Jenny, Rob C, Rob L, Josh,Dmitry, Liz, Faduma, Minkyung, Andrew, Ashley and David) fought it out to complete a 10 kilometre run from Warwick castle to Kenilworth castle. The Two Castles run is a WEIG tradition, with the group having taken part in the race for the past 7 years. There was huge anticipation as to who in the group would cross the finish line first, and in the end it was Pat that raced through to victory!
Congratulations to all those that participated, for their commitment and dedication to the race. We now look forward to next year's event, and to see if anyone can beat Pat...
WEIG does Movember in style!
Movember is one of the biggest charitable events that WEIG is involved in during the year. The event is designed to raise money and awareness for men's health charities (prostate, testicular and mental illness). Several members of the group grew moustaches for the month (Josh, Rob, Aleix, Binoy, Jon, Jesus, Roy, Ben, Tolik, Josh L) as well as other group members contributing to a cake sale for donations. Congratulations to everyone involved! A massive total of £741 has been raised, which is a great achievement.
Rob, Jesus, Binoy, Josh dyed their moustaches pink in order to raise more money for the cause! Good job chaps!
Birmingham Half Marathon
Congratulations to Jenny Webb and Rob Channon for running the Birmingham half marathon in support of BUPA.