Raise and Give (RAG) is the area of the Union that raises money for charity. Each year we focus on two local charities which our members pick. RAG cannot succeed without the commitment of its volunteers and a team of students is needed every year to manage our fundraising events. These events are for all students which help to raise money whilst having fun. Getting involved in RAG will give you a number of benefits with employers wanting to see commitment in graduates and you can demonstrate this by raising money for charity, alongside your studies.
Over Freshers’ Fortnight we had over 300 votes and the results are now in.
Our Uxbridge RAG charity last year was Hillingdon Samaritans. They provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.
Our High Wycombe RAG charity last year was Wycombe Homeless Connection. They help people rebuild their lives by offering advice and support getting a job, finding housing and gaining access to health care. They offer a night shelter for rough sleepers between January and March, giving them access to a warm, safe place to sleep and eat.
We want you to get involved so have a look below and see what events we have coming up or nominate a charity for the upcoming year. If there is a specific event you would like to organise or an idea you have come and speak to us in the Students’ Union offices and we can help you set something up.
RAG week: 11-15 November 2019 (including a raffle, RAG cocktail and bucket collections)
Dodgeball4RAG: Thursday 14 November 2019
Volley4RAG: Tuesday 18 February 2020
Bucks Dance Competition: 22 February 2020
Bucks Cup: Wednesday 6 May 2020