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 this year is 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 this year is 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 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: 12-16 November 2018 (including a raffle, RAG cocktail and bucket collections)
Dodgeball: 4 RAG: Thursday 15 November 2018
Volley4RAG: Wednesday 20 February 2019
Bucks Dance Competition: Sunday 24 February 2019
Bucks Cup: Thursday 9 May 2019