This years RAG Week held fundraising events for their chosen charities throughout the year, with challenges including Everest Base Camp and the Three Peaks Challenge.
For those of you who don’t know what RAG is, it is the official fundraising body of the Uni, standing for Raising And Giving. It is a student-orientated society which raises money for local and global charities.
This year their charities are: New Beginnings – a charity who supports homeless people in Reading, and Mind – “Our national charity for the year supports students and members of the university community by empowering them with the knowledge, confidence and skills to look after their own and others mental health. They train staff and students in universities to deliver peer-led support interventions and research-driven workshops.”
Many of their initiatives include events and experiences for the students here, from themed union nights to hitchhiking across the country and into Europe. Any and all donations made from their events and challenges go to their chosen charities. Over the past year they have raised thousands and have been able to send students to Nepal, Abu Dhabi, Peru and Morocco, as well as closer-to-home events on campus and in the local community. So get involved!