Student fundraising

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

As well as running events and fundraisers for our two RAG charities each year, we also encourage students to fundraise for charities close to their hearts. Our overall RAG total, at the end of the year, will include all money raised for charity by students and staff.

 

This year our RAG target is £20,000! Throughout the year students and staff have been fundraising in fun and unique ways to reach our target including our two annual sports for RAG events, which are Dodgeball4RAG and Volley4RAG. Students decided to also run two sports RAG events this year, cheer ran an obstacle course for RAG and Netball ran Netball for RAG. This year these '4RAG' sports events raised a total of £283.10.

 

Each year students apply for the role of Movember ambassador who raises awareness and money for men’s health. This year our ambassador Jade Mather held a Movember shave down, a joint takeover with our RAG ambassador and a 'Pie a Sabb' event where students could make a donation to thow cream pies on our three sabbatical officers. These events have helped to raise a total of £1,604 for Movember this year.

 

This year 38 students took part in the annual Wycombe Homeless Connection 'Big Sleep Out' event where students swapped beds for sleeping bags and all the money raised goes to helping the charity tackle homelessness. This year £3,042 was raised for the charity!

 

This year has also seen students and staff host a coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support at both our High Wycombe and Uxbridge campuses and a very successfull Wear it Pink week fundraiser for Breast Cancer Now with students donning pink socks, shorts and feather boa's at their practice sessions throughout the week as well as cycling 550km on our spin bikes in recognition of the 55,000 people who are diagnosed with breast cancer per year.

 

There are lots of ways to get involved in student fundraising and don’t forget you can also hold any of you own events to raise money for any charity you would like. If you have an idea for a project or fundraiser please email: volunteering@bucks.ac.uk