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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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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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22
May

RAG 2018/19 Charities

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The core charities which will be supported by RAG during the 2018/19 academic year have been chosen, following a student vote. They are…

Yellow Door

By offering a variety of specialist therapeutic, supportive and preventative services around the issues of domestic and sexual abuse, Yellow Door work with victims and the local Southampton community to help victims overcome the negative impacts of trauma, violence and abuse.

Trinity Winchester

Trinity Winchester provide practical and emotional support to those who are experiencing the effects of homelessness or vulnerability. They also run a dedicated Women’s Service, supporting women to make positive changes to their … 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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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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