RAG (Raise and Give) is OUSU's charitable wing and the society that has it all. Sporting tournaments, hitch-hikes, talent shows, bungee jumping, RAG Blind Date, club nights, a casino service, street collections in fancy dress and the prestigious RAG Ball, to name but a few! All of these events are geared towards raising money for four charities selected through student elections in Hilary (two international charities and two local charities.) Any student can nominate a charity for election, so if you have a cause close to heart do let us know and we can help in the nomination process; last year RAG raised around £30,000 for each charity in Michaelmas only. On top of this, every term, college has a £1000 grant that is evenly divided between charities nominated, and supported through a GM, by Christ Church students. Both of these are fantastic opportunities to easily fund raise for charitable causes both near and far, so make sure to take advantage of them during your time here!
Furthermore, as your RAG reps, it is is our job to not only make sure we bring awesome uni-wide RAG events to your attention, but also to put on a couple events a term to help raise even more money for charity within college. There is great freedom in running these events, and can literally be anything (sort of) as long as its raising money for charity, but some staples of the Christ Church RAG scene in the last few years have included the sexiest naked calendar's in town, and RAG Take Me Out where the college displays its finest bachelors all in name of a good cause. If you have any ideas that you think could have fundraising potential, or indeed you just want support in any personal fundraising, do not hesitate to get in touch and we'll do our best to support your throughout the process.
Last edited by Matthias Hoffman-Vagenheim
21st Nov 2017