Reading Raising And Giving (RAG) is the official fundraising body at The University of Reading. As a student-orientated society, we work to fundraise for a variety of charities, locally and globally, as well as engaging widely with the local community. To do this, we provide students with exciting events and experiences, from themed union nights to hitching across the country and into Europe. All donations from our events and challenges go towards our chosen charities and we are always interested in trying new things! So get involved, dig deep and help us get everyone on campus talking about Reading RAG! Over the past year, we've raised thousands of pounds and have sent students to Nepal, Peru, Abu Dhabi and Morroco as well as running events on campus and within our local community.
Why Should you Join RAG?
Not only is your involvement with RAG key to help fundraise and support charitable causes, RAG also allows students to develop invaluable skills, memories and experiences that no other society can provide! Skill development and volunteering are two crucial values that extra-curricular societies can give you, alongside your degree, and Reading RAG are here to help!
Our charities for 2018/2019
Each year RAG ask charities to apply to be one of our chosen charities, who we raise money and spread awareness for over the year! Here’s this year’s selection:
Red Balloon Learner Centre Reading
Our local charity for the year is a Reading based charity that supports children who self-exclude from school due to bullying or other trauma. They provide an academic and therapeutic programme to assist them in returning to education or employment.
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.
RAG COMMITTEE 2018/2019
Molli Cleaver - President
Nadine Najjab - Vice President
Charlotte Baskerville - Admin
Callum Cleary-Raphael - Challenges
Amethyst Reardon - Social Media
Selina Mustafa - Social Media
Lucy Ellis - Halls Events
George Lawrence - Sports and Societies
Emma Beardmore - Sports and Societies
Viviana Trinchi - Fundraising and Events
Caitlin Edwards - Fundraising and Events
Grace Loweth - Engagement Events
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