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11
Oct

Introducing… RAG – Raising And Giving

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If charity fund-raising and making a difference is your thing, or perhaps just doing good while having fun and meeting new people interests you, RAG is definitely the society for you.

What is your society, what do you do and who is involved?

RAG is the universities leading fundraising society where each year we raise money for our nominated international, national, and local charities. This year they are A21, Teenage Cancer Trust, and Robbie’s Rehab. RAG is full of enthusiastic, passionate, fun, and thoughtful people who always have your back! Anyone can join our family and become one of our … Read the rest

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07
Aug

Southampton RAG Fundraise Over £176,000 During 2019-20

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We are thrilled to announce the grand total for Southampton RAG student fundraising through the 2019-20 academic year is…

£176,717.88

We want to say a huge thank you and congratulations to everyone who has contributed by running an event, taking part in fundraising activities, or donating. You’ve all played such an important part in reaching this fantastic total.

The amount fundraised this year will benefit over 20 charities, including Yellow Door, Movember, Reach, BEAT, and RAG’s core charities for 2019-20 which were Medecins Sans Frontieres, Alzheimer’s Society, Solent Mind and Naomi House & JacksplaceRead the rest

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04
Aug

Our Response to Online Racist Incident

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SUSU was recently made aware of a small number of racist submissions made to the RAG (Raise and Give) sign-up form for a fundraising activity in support of Stop Hate UK, an organisation working to challenge all forms of hate crime and discrimination. Both SUSU and RAG condemn these submissions in the strongest possible terms; the views expressed in them are completely unacceptable and against our fundamental values. We immediately conducted an investigation and reported the incident to the Police and the University.

As a result of our investigation, we would strongly recommend that all clubs and societies in … Read the rest

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15
Jul

Southampton RAG Announce Core Charities for 2020-21

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RAG have announced their core charities for 2020-21 are A21, Teenage Cancer Trust and Robbie’s Rehab. The charities were selected via a student vote on the shortlisted charities.

Every year RAG has three core charities which receive fundraising from their core events, such as Jailbreak and Big Give week.

A21 (RAG’s International Charity 2020-21) – A21’s mission is to abolish slavery everywhere, forever. They operate in 17 different countries across the globe. “Freedom. That’s our goal for every human being on the planet.” Find out more on their website: A21.

Teenage Cancer Trust (RAG’s National Charity Read the rest

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01
Jun

Vote for RAG Core Charities 2020-21

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Every year Southampton RAG choose three core charities (one local, one national, one international) to receive fundraising from core RAG events. Student suggestions for charities have been narrowed down to a shortlist, and now it’s time to vote on who you think should be a core charity this year.

Have your say and vote on the shortlisted charities here: Charity Nominations Shortlist 2020.

The shortlisted charities are:

International Charity
A21 – their mission is to end slavery everywhere, forever
Friends of the Earth – environmental charity
Gavi – help provide vaccines to millions of children worldwide

National Charity
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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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