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18
Jun

Southampton Sharks shoot hoops with The GROW Project

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Chris Conti and Simeon Superville, from our very own Southampton Sharks (SUBC), ran a fantastic basketball activity session for five members of The GROW Project last Friday. The GROW Project is an innovative charity committed to bringing day services to adults with physical and learning disabilities in Southampton and Eastleigh. Once we heard that several of their members were interested in basketball, the Sharks jumped at the opportunity to help!

After a quick warm-up in the Team Southampton Sports Hall, Chris and Simeon coached the basketball fans in dribbling, shooting, and passing. Everyone was encouraged to team up, get involved … Read the rest

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14
Mar

Led Zeppelin Charity Showcase Raises Over £400

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On Friday 09 February, the Union and our Live Music Society hosted a charity showcase to celebrate 45 years since Led Zeppelin played a gig at the Union in 1973. Through ticket sales and RAG collections on the night of the concert, we have raised a fantastic total of £414.03 for Ovation.

Ovation is a charity which supports young musicians and provides them with a platform to get involved with making music. Deborah Bonham, rock and blues vocalist and Patron of Ovation, is the sister of John Bonham, the late drummer for Led Zeppelin, so this charity was the … Read the rest

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19
Jan

Whole Lotta Love! Led Zeppelin Charity Showcase – Friday 09 February 2018

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Did you know rock royalty once took to the stage at the University of Southampton Students’ Union? 45 years ago, Led Zeppelin performed in Garden Court and we are celebrating this anniversary with a brilliant Charity Showcase!

Led Zeppelin performed a one-off gig at the Union in 1973 especially to gain an audible recording and footage of a live performance – Garden Court has some particularly good acoustics! Their main tour date in Southampton was at the Gaumont Theatre (now the Mayflower Theatre).

On Friday 09 February 2018, nine bands from the Union’s Live Music Society will be performing … Read the rest

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19
Dec

Our Christmas Shoebox Donations

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Throughout November and December 2017 we ran our Christmas Shoebox appeal alongside our Homed society, encouraging donations of a small box of essential items or gifts that would mean a great deal to those in need in Southampton.

In total 53 shoe boxes were donated and we want to say a huge thank you to everyone who got involved! The shoe boxes were donated earlier today to Two Saints Day Centre, who were very grateful and expressed how the boxes would go a long way in supporting the work they do.

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11
Dec

Southampton RAG raises £38,625.26 after four months of student fundraising

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Our Raise and Give Society, Southampton RAG has raised so far an incredible £38,625.26 to charity in just four months (September – December 2017) through student fundraising activities. This total has benefited over 20 charities, including CLEAR, Mind and AIDS Orphan and is over £12,000 more than was raised this time last year.

Societies who have taken part in fundraising this year are: British Red Cross, Cameroon Catalyst, Coppafeel, Engineering Soc, Hindu Soc, Humanist Soc, Islamic Soc, Jazzmanix, Korfball, LGBT+, Lopsoc, MedSoc, MindSoc, MNDA, Netball, … Read the rest

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21
Nov

Be Santa for the Homeless with our Christmas Shoebox Appeal

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Be Santa for the homeless this year by sending a Christmas shoebox to those in need through our Christmas Shoebox Appeal.

This Christmas we are working in partnership with Homed, one of our societies which supports homeless people living in Southampton, and Two Saints, a Southampton-based charity which supports the homeless and vulnerable. In this season of goodwill and gift-giving, we are giving back to the local community by preparing small boxes of essentials and gifts which would mean a great deal to those in need.

Some items to include in a shoebox may include:

  • Toiletries (shower gel,
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02
Oct

Southampton RAG Win Prestigious Award at House of Lords Fundraising Celebration

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The President of Southampton RAG, Charlie Morris, and four outstanding fundraisers from the RAG team were invited to attend a conference and awards ceremony at the House of Lords on Monday 18 September, where the Union’s RAG President 2015/16, Kieran Reals, won the Individual Recognition Award.

The conference and awards were a thank you to the top fundraisers of Breast Cancer Now and a celebration of the hard work of student fundraisers across the country. Southampton RAG is part of Breast Cancer Now’s ‘Team Now’, the top RAG groups who raise the most money for the charity. Breast Cancer … Read the rest

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11
Aug

BBC Radio 1’s Dev to host Awards at RAG Conference 2017

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This year’s Awards Ceremony at the National RAG Conference will be hosted by BBC Radio 1 presenter and DJ, Devin “Dev” Griffin. You may have heard Dev on Radio 1’s Weekend Breakfast Show, and he has previously hosted on Radio 1Xtra. Some of you may even remember him from CBBC TV shows Smile and Bring It On!

Dev will be helping us announce the best of the best in student fundraising with awards including Student Fundraiser of the Year, Most Improved RAG, Charity of the Year, RAG of the Year and many more.

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01
Aug

Farm4life: Helping Disadvantaged Communities

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We recently donated boxes of our off-brand t-shirts to a fantastic international charity called Farm4life.

Working predominantly in Ghana to provide communities with relief from financial, social and economic hardship, Farm4life aims to improve the education and general well-being of young people and adults.

Farm4life was co-founded by Lloyd and Karen Clewer following Lloyd’s visit to Jamestown, Accra, where he was saw first-hand the day-to-day struggles of those living in disadvantaged communities.

The organisation particularly encourages the donation of furniture, including desks and chairs. These are taken apart and sent over to Farm4life co-workers who live in the communities in … Read the rest

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17
Jul

Students Shift 2.3 Tonnes of Stuff

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This summer we asked once again for students to Shift Your Stuff, donating any unwanted clothes, food and household items to us to help protect the environment and support local charities, rather than simply putting items in the bin.

The campaign was a great success and a huge 2.3 tonnes of clothes, bedding, kitchenware and food was donated on campus or left at Portswood collection points – we were even donated a printer!

Pre-sessional students were invited to attend a fundraising event in The Cube on Wednesday 05 July 2017 to stock up on essential items for the year ahead. … Read the rest

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