Cardiff University's rugby team braved the gales of Storm Arwen this weekend running through the city centre in just their swimming trunks to raise money for charity.

A video showed dozens of team memebers out for a morning jog along The Hayes in Cardiff on Saturday morning, despite the gales and freezing temperatures.

Wales was battered by over 80mph winds on Friday night into saturday morning, with the weather causing chaos on roads and public transport up and down the country.

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The students are raising money for Movember

Nevertheless, the team took part in the run as part of their Movember fundraising efforts, of which they have already raised over £8,000.

The team's fundraising page has 99 members attached to it, and by Saturday, November 27 they had already raised £8,900 by running over 668km between them.

Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men's suicide.

Posting on the team's fundraising page, team captain Nathan Friend said: "No one should lose a mate, brother, dad, husband, or boyfriend to bad mental health. Look after the men in your life!

"I’ve watched some good mates go through some serious issues and I’d love to see more support there, and being more aware so that we can all talk more.

"Over the past few years I’ve had my own battles with mental health, which are ongoing. If it wasn’t for the support I’ve received from my mates, God knows where I’d be. I want to be there for them and I hope this can help the bigger issues in society."

The team are hoping to raise £10,000 for the charity and with a few days left they are not far off their goal. However, they have already beaten last year's efforts which raised £6,586.

You can donate to the team's efforts here.

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