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 ask both students and staff to vote for which two charities they would like to see be our RAG charities for 2020/2021.
Our first RAG charity this year is The Julius Little Foundation. The charity is dedicated to raising money for young people with mental health issues. This charity has been set up in the memory of Julius Little; a caring, compassionate Bucks alumni student.
Our second RAG charity this year is the Florence nightingale hospice. The charity provides a range of palliative and end-of-life care services to people in Buckinghamshire who have life-limiting illnesses.