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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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23
Nov

RAG Society raises £5,400 for charity at Jailbreak 2016

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RAG (Raise and Give) Society and Enactus Society raise an estimated £5,400 for charity during Jailbreak 2016, with one group of students travelling as far as The Gambia in under 36 hours with no money.

Jailbreak is a challenge where students aim to get as far away from the Students’ Union as possible in 36 hours using none of their own money in a bid to raise cash for charity.

26 teams made up of 63 students participated in this year’s event, each with a minimum fundraising target of £150 that students had to raise before departure last weekend.

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01
Nov

RAG raise £10,352.30 for charity at London Breast Cancer Now Megaraid

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Our very own Southampton RAG team have raised a jaw-dropping £10,352.30 for charity at Saturday’s Megaraid in London.

The student-run fundraising group took to the streets of London in various locations to see how much money they could raise for Breast Cancer Now. They braved the cold weather and early start and shook red buckets to encourage the general public to donate.

The Union’s Vice-President Engagement, Dan Varley says “This year’s total is the most that any RAG team have raised at the London Megaraid. It’s quite amazing for a day’s work and just shows how students’ involvement can really … Read the rest

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23
Oct

RAG Breastival: Rescheduled for 03 December

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#SotonFreshers may have finished, but we’ve got some fantastic events to keep you partying until the end of semester!

It may seem like a while to go yet, but from our experience the term will fly by – so we’ve got lots planned for you to look forward to!

Go out with a bang and raise money for charity all at once at Southampton RAG’s Breastival on Saturday 03 December at 18:00.

For the second year in a row, RAG are working in collaboration with MuSoc to source some amazing local musicians – all in the name of fighting … Read the rest

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25
Aug

RAG wins bid to host the 2017 RAG Conference

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Our very own Southampton RAG team have won their bid to host the 2017 RAG Conference.

The conference is hosted in a different Union annually to showcase the successes of the year’s fundraising.

The bid comes after RAG announced their 2015-16 fundraising total, which was an incredible £165, 194.05.

Each year, our student-run team focuses its fundraising efforts on three nominated charities, voted on by you! in 2015-16, Make A Wish Foundation, Student Minds, and The Red Lipstick Foundation were just some of the charities that benefitted! From charity Colour Runs to Christmas Fayres, you have had the opportunity to … Read the rest

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12
Aug

RAG bids to host the 2017 RAG Conference

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Our very own Southampton RAG team have put in a bid to host the 2017 RAG Conference.

The conference is hosted in a different Union annually to showcase the successes of the year’s fundraising.

The bid comes after RAG announced their 2015-16 fundraising total, which was an incredible £165, 194.05.

Each year, our student-run team focuses its fundraising efforts on three nominated charities, voted on by you! in 2015-16, Make A Wish Foundation, Student Minds, and The Red Lipstick Foundation were just some of the charities that benefitted! From charity Colour Runs to Christmas Fayres, you have had the opportunity … Read the rest

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02
Aug

RAG raise an incredible £165, 194.05 for charity in 2015-16

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Congratulations to our incredible RAG team for working so hard to raise an amazing £165, 194.05 for charity during last year.

Each year, our student-run group focuses its fundraising efforts on three nominated charities, voted on by you! in 2015-16, Make A Wish Foundation, Student Minds, and The Red Lipstick Foundation were just some of the beneficiaries of the total, plus you of course! From charity Colour Runs to Christmas Fayres, you have had the opportunity to make friends, achieve some incredible challenges and have a lot of fun in the process.

Christmas Ball 176  RAG Colour Run small group

RAG have just announced their nominated charities for … Read the rest

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29
Jan

The Big Give #GiveAPound

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The Big Give is back!

The Big Give is a week-long series of events organised by SUSU RAG in order to raise as much money as possible for their chosen charities, which this year are: Make-A-Wish UK, Student Minds and The Red Lipstick Foundation.

Last year, you generous lot raised an incredible £7,000 during the Big Give week, but this year we want to smash the total and raise even more!

Remember, ‘Give a Pound, Change a Life’.

Here is the timetable of events you have to look forward to:

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ALL WEEK – WSA Raggle

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