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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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23
Oct

Southampton RAG awarded “Top RAG” at Breast Cancer Now Megaraid

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Southampton RAG at Breast Cancer Now's Megaraid

Southampton RAG, our Raise and Give Society, was awarded Top RAG at Breast Cancer Now’s MegaRaid this weekend.

RAG was invited to attend Breast Cancer Now’s big MegaRaid, a large bucket collection across London involving RAG societies from all over the country.

Several different RAGs travelled down to London on Thursday night for the occasion, getting up at 05:00 on Friday morning (20 October) to ask for donations for 12 hours at specific tube stations across the city.

Southampton RAG has had an incredible reputation for bucket collections, and has won the highest average collected per person three years running … Read the rest

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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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06
Apr

Surge Radio set to broadcast live at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios

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Surge Radio has been invited to broadcast at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios on Thursday 13 April.

Our student-run station is set to record between 12:00-16:00 on Thursday in a series of four live sessions, which students can listen to on the station’s website at www.surgeradio.co.uk. The broadcast will include live performances from Jerry Williams, a Portsmouth-based singer-songwriter and Will Joseph Cook, an indie solo artist with several million streams on Spotify.

The studio offered the station the broadcast in exchange for a ‘BTR (British Tape Recorder) Workhouse Tape Machine’ which the station had used at their previous studio … Read the rest

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27
Mar

Surge Radio smash their Comic Relief fundraising target by nearly DOUBLE at 48 Hour Marathon

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Surge Radio has raised £863.40 for Comic Relief, at their annual 48 hour broadcasting marathon on Thursday – Saturday.

The total nearly doubled their initial fundraising goal of £480 for the charity.

The marathon, which was broadcast live outside the Union building on the Redbrick, started at 00:00 on Thursday, ending 48 hours later at 00:00 on Saturday 25 March.

The shows featured a series of competitions, on-air challenges, and games, including an appearance from BBC Radio 1 DJ and Surge alumna, Chris Stark, who tuned in on Thursday morning to offer the team motivation and a donation of £100.… Read the rest

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21
Mar

Surge Radio’s 48 Hour Marathon Returns on Thursday to raise money for Comic Relief

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Surge Radio are embarking on their annual 48 hour broadcasting marathon on Thursday to raise money for Comic Relief.

The marathon, which will be broadcast live outside the Union building on the Redbrick, is due to start at midnight on Thursday, ending 48 hours later at 00:00 on Saturday 25 March.

The 40 strong team of volunteers aim to raise £480 for Comic Relief in association with RAG (Raise and Give) society  through a series of competitions, on-air challenges, and games.

The marathon will be broadcast live on the Surge website, but can also be followed across Surge’s social … Read the rest

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20
Mar

‘Feed People Not Bins!’ an Interview with Student Ahead of Half Marathon Fuelled by Food Waste

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We recently met up with Jack, a third year Marine Biologist who has decided to eat nothing but food waste ahead of running the half marathon next month! Normally, Jack lives a freegan lifestyle 3 days a week – that is, according to good old Oxford Dictionary, someone who: ‘rejects consumerism and seeks to help the environment by reducing waste, especially by retrieving and using discarded food’.

Jack is part of Curb, Southampton’s branch of The Real Junk Food Project, an initiative consisting of volunteers who collect and redistribute food waste. According to Jack, Curb collected 14.5 … Read the rest

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07
Feb

RAG Week 2017 – The Line-Up

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RAG are celebrating their 90th birthday and what better way to celebrate than a week of exciting fundraisers from karaoke to a night out in a mystery city!

For 90 years, students in Southampton have been Raising and Giving to charity. This year, RAG are hoping to raise as much money as they can for their three nominated charities for the year:

  • Action Against Hunger
  • HCPT The Pilgrimage Trust
  • Alzheimer’s Society

What events will RAG be holding for the rest of the week?

TONIGHT – RAG Presents: Take Me Out

  • 19:00-23:00
  • Bar 2, Union Southampton
  • Tickets are £2 available at
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05
Dec

You’re ready

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Care about medics?

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Care about others?

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Care about students’ health?

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Love sport?

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Care about student groups?

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Love social media?

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Love the stage?

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Passionate about your community?

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Passionate about Performing Art?

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Love fundraising?

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Passionate about diversity?

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