RAG (Raise and Give)

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Raise and Give (RAG) is how we raise money for charity.


The emphasis of RAG is to raise money whilst having fun, so we support our members to participate in a number of comical and challenging activities throughout the year to help the charities they choose.         

We support two RAG charities every year and this year students have voted to support the Medical Detection Dogs and The Pepper Foundation (2016-2017) more information can be found on these charities below.

Last year we raised over £6000 for our chosen charities through events such as Volley4RAG, Easter Raffle, Dance Competition, Library fine donations and many more! Keep an eye out for future RAG events!

If you have a cause that you want to support or a fundraising idea, we would love to hear from you. You can call into the Students’ Union offices and have a chat with the Volunteering and RAG team or email surag@bucks.ac.uk


Medical Detection Dogs

Medical Detection Dogs


Medical Detection Dogs uses the amazing power of the dogs’ nose to detect human diseases. Our research is based on the dogs’ ability to detect minute odour traces created by diseases. Because dogs are able to detect tiny odour concentrations, we are potentially able to detect diseases much earlier than is currently possible.

Pepper Foundation

Pepper Foundation


The Pepper Foundation is a registered charity which funds the hospice at home children's nursing team managed by Rennie Grove Hospice Care (RGHC). This innovative paediatric team, (known as the Pepper Nurses), offers specialist palliative care and support to children with a life-threatening or life-limiting illness throughout the Chilterns area of Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. The nurses work with families to provide individualised care and support for each child in their own home on a 24 hour, 365 days of the year, on-call basis.

RAG events

We run events throughout the year for you to get involved in such as, Volley4RAG, The Bucks Cup, Street collections and many more. Keep an eye out on this page for more information coming soon!

Stuck for ideas? Why not have a look at our NEW A-Z Fundraising Guide.