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14
May

Suggest a Core Charity for RAG 2020-21

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Which charities should RAG support this year?

Every year Southampton RAG chooses a local, national and international charity to be their core charities of the year. Whilst RAG fundraise for dozens of charities, the money raised from core events like Jailbreak and Big Give Week will be divided between these chosen charities.

This year RAG has supported Medecins Sans Frontieres (international charity), Alzheimer’s Society (national charity), Solent Mind (local charity) and Naomi House & Jacksplace (local charity – Winchester).

If there’s a charity you think RAG should partner with for 2020-21, you can now suggest them in RAGs survey here:Read the rest

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22
Apr

Southampton RAG Shortlisted for National Societies and Volunteering Award

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Congratulations to Soutampton RAG who have been shortlisted for Best Collaboration in the National Societies & Volunteering Awards 2020! The nomination is for their Fight Night event, which was held on Saturday 30 November 2019 in collaboration with SUABC (Southampton Amateur Boxing Club).

The event was sold out at Oceana Southampton, with over 600 tickets sold, and raised an incredible £18,000 for Movember. Read more on our blog: RAG’s Fight Night pulls no punches, and on Wessex Scene’s article: Reviewing the Charity Boxing Fight Night: One Month On.

The National Societies and Volunteering Awards are an annual … Read the rest

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19
Dec

RAG’s Fight Night pulls no punches

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RAG (Raise And Give), in collaboration with SUABC (Southampton University Amateur Boxing Club), pulled off one of their biggest ever events last month with a full bill of boxing, 16 bouts in total, at Oceana.

In the first event of its kind, the fighters, all from our very own university, underwent a rigorous training programme for over a month and a half to prepare for the night. They varied from complete beginners to more experienced boxers, both male and female. When it came to their bouts, each of the fighters where also praised for the high level of sportsmanship they … Read the rest

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22
Aug

SUSU donates record-breaking total to charity

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SUSU has donated a record-breaking £235,313.63 to charity over the 2018-19 academic year! This total was achieved through student fundraising and SUSU’s Raise and Give (RAG) Group.

The donations have benefited over 35 charities including Help Refugees, Anthony Nolan, Yellow Door and Trinity Winchester. The total was raised through a variety of events and activities students could get involved with, such as mountain treks, bake sales, quiz nights, 10k runs and much more.

Fiona Sunderland, SUSU’s VP Activities, says: “I’m absolutely amazed by the record breaking total raised this year. A massive congratulations to all those involved and … Read the rest

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11
Mar

RAG’s Big Give Week

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The Big Give is back. RAG’s annual week long series of events, planned to to raise as much money as possible. 

This year’s core charities are Anthony Nolan, Yellow Door and Help Refugees.

Keep an eye out for the buckets on The Redbrick and remember – give a pound, change a life. Want to get involved? Check out the full list of events below 👇

Monday 11: 

💰 Take Me Out, The Bridge 19:00-23:00 Tickets available here 

Tuesday 12:

💰 Redbrick Masterclasses 11:00-16:00

💰 Erasmus Park Film Screening, Clueless 18:00-20:00

💰 Jesters 90’s vs 00’s 22:00-2:00 Tickets available Read the rest

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04
Feb

Southampton RAG Raise £32,872 since September 2018!

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Our Southampton Raise and Give (RAG) group have raised an incredible £39,872.62 for charity through student fundraising since September 2018.

This fundraising total includes record-breaking donations from Southampton RAG to Children in Need and The Poppy Appeal. Within the overall total, many student societies donated to The University of Southampton Movember Network, raising a total of £10,421 for the appeal. This put the University at 15th on The Big Moustache on Campus national leader board!

Some of the huge variety of fundraising activities have included hitchhiking across the world, fayres, film screenings, bake sales, a 24-hour cycle on … Read the rest

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27
Nov

2018 Jailbreak winners reach New York

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Start spreadin’ the news… This year’s Jailbreak winners travelled an incredible 3,419 miles, managing to reach New York in their bid to get as far away from Southampton as possible without spending any of their own money. 

Student teams started off from rainy Southampton at 8:00 AM Saturday morning and raced across the country to catch lifts, trains and flights in a bid to get as far away as they could in 36 hours, all in the name of charity. Organised by our amazing RAG, this year, groups are raising money for three charities, Yellow Door, … Read the rest

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23
Nov

Jailbreak: What’s it all about?

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You’ve probably heard it mentioned by now, the annual fundraising hitchhike organised by our amazing RAG has seen previous year’s volunteers reach Dubai, Morocco and Hong Kong. Jailbreak is one of the most exciting charity events you can get involved in but how does it all work? 🗺✈️

It’s simple. Groups of 2 or 3 compete in a race against time to get as far away from Southampton as possible, without spending any of their own money. This year, groups are raising money for three charities, Yellow Door, Anthony Nolan and Help Refugees. Each group must raise an initial £50 … Read the rest

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04
Sep

Clubs and Societies: Explained

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You’ve arrived at University of Southampton, and you want to try something new – but with 300+ societies offered here at the Students’ Union it can get a little confusing. Whether it’s our sustainability groups that spark your interest, charity societies or creative industries, there is a club or society for everyone! We’ve put together this handy guide of what to expect from at Bunfight on Wednesday 26 September, 2018…


Performing Arts

Performing Arts encompasses all of our performance societies. They fall into four categories: Theatrical, Dance, Music and Technical. There is no need to be a West … Read the rest

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10
Aug

Student fundraising achieves record-breaking 2017-18 total

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Through student fundraising, Southampton RAG have donated a record breaking £229,354.21 throughout the 2017-18 academic year. This is a fantastic achievement and the total has benefited over 35 charities including CLEAR, Mind and AIDS Orphan.

Some of the student clubs and societies who have fund raised this year include Amnesty International, Brass Band, British Red Cross, Cameroon Catalyst, Coppafeel, East African Society, Engineering Soc, GeogSoc, Hindu Soc, Hillwalking Club, Islamic Society, Jazzmanix, Korfball, LGBT+, Livesoc, Lopsoc, Medsoc, MindSoc, MNDA, Nepalese SocietyRead the rest

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