L’Ump Month is back!

Lump Month 19
After the success of last year, this October the team of umpires at L’Ump Month are looking to challenge even more of the Hockey Family – players and umpires – to ‘Wear It Pink’ and raise money for two causes.

October is widely dedicated to combatting breast cancer, and Breast Cancer Now are running the ‘Wear It Pink’ challenge to bring thousands of people all together with the same aim – wear pink, raise money and help make life-saving breast cancer research happen. This is exactly what happened last year, with a group of club and HUA umpires setting up L’Ump Month and challenging the Hockey Family’s umpires to take charge of games throughout October 2018 wearing pink kit.

This year, whilst fighting breast cancer remains the core aim of the challenge, the team are splitting the funds raised between Breast Cancer Now, and a member of the Hockey Family who has been diagnosed with a rare and aggressive ovarian cancer, and needs to raise funds to pay for an immunotherapy drug - which is her last hope.

Last year’s event saw some amazing traction with umpires from Devon, Cornwall, Ulster, Essex and Surrey (amongst others) getting actively involved while many clubs (including Wapping and Epsom) also hosted fundraisers.

This time round it is hoped that the campaign will not just reach even more hockey clubs but also transfer into other sports too. 

So what are you waiting for? Get your own L’Ump Month top here and ‘Wear It Pink’ for Breast Cancer Now and Suzie!