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, so the power is really in your hands. RAG simply wouldn't be a success without the commitement and dedication of our memebers who organise and manage our fundraising events.
These fundraising events are for all students and 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.
This year, our two chosen RAG charities are:
Bucks Mind: Buckinghamshire Mind is run by local people for local people and is responsible for its own funding and the services it provides. Like all local Minds, Buckinghamshire Mind receives no funding from national Mind. Therefore, we rely on donations and community fundraising, which underpin all our vital mental health services. This support makes an incredible difference, ensuring we can be here to support our community’s mental health needs now and in the future.
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People: We train dogs to alert deaf people to important and life-saving sounds they would otherwise miss – such as the smoke alarm, alarm clock and even a baby crying. Being aware of these – thanks to a hearing dog – makes a real difference to deaf people’s lives and can even save them.
Our members have enjoyed being a part of RAG that they've even set up our very own RAG society with the aim of bringing together a team of people passionate about raising money for charity and working towards reaching our RAG target for the year.
With there being such a passion for student fundraising and members wanting to host a range of events, each year we hold election for the role of our RAG Ambassador. Your ambassador works alongside the RAG society to help organise fundraisers, host events, and support all of our members who want to take part in RAG during their time at Uni.
If you have an idea for a fundraiser you'd like to run or would like to get invovled with fundraising at Bucks, drop an email to email@example.com.