RAISE AND GIVE (RAG)

THE UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON'S STUDENTS' UNION OFFICIAL RAG TEAM

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More About Who We Are & What We Do

Raise and Give (RAG) at Brighton Student's Union involves anything and everything that raises money for charity.

All of our RAG events are non-for profit and are a great way to meet people, have a good time and make a difference.

The RAG team is purely volunteers, looking to give back and make a positive difference to the community, and welcomes support from any students who would like to get involved. Being a volunteer with RAG will look great on your CV and can advance your people skills and confidence along with experience working in event planning and management.

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VOLUNTEER

Volunteering with RAG is simple! Take a look at the list of events below and if one takes your fancy, just hit the signup button to register your interest to volunteer for that event! The RAG team will then contact you with more information.

There is no minimum or maximum limit on the number of events you can sign up to volunteer for, however, we do ask that you could check your calendar that you’re free first so that we don’t have to find a replacement for you last minute!

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EVENTS

RAG (Raise & Give) host a variety of events throughout the year to raise money for the nominated charities.

Please find all upcoming RAG events below, and remember, if you’d like to get involved and help out with one or some of them sign up here!

MAY EVENTS

This month, Brighton SU RAG (Raise & Give) have chosen to support the local charity Mind and are hosting a variety of fundraising events throughout the month to raise awareness and funds for Mental Health.

"Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding." More information about what Mind is and what they do can be found here.

Mental Health Awareness Month - Get Involved!
1st May midnight - 31st May 11:59pm
Girl, Interrupted - Cockcroft Film Showing!
10th May 5:30pm - 8pm
Cockcroft 201, Moulsecoomb
Girl, Interrupted - Falmer Film Showing!
11th May 5:30pm - 8pm
Falmer Common Room, Ringmer House, Falmer
Shutter Island - Cockcroft Film Showing!
14th May 6pm - 8:30pm
Cockcroft 201, Moulsecoomb
Charity Cake Sale! - Falmer Campus
15th May 11am - 3pm
Checkland Building Foyer, Falmer
Charity Cake Sale! - Grand Parade Campus
16th May 11am - 3pm
Foyer near Sallis Benney Theatre
Shutter Island - Falmer Film Showing!
16th May 5:30pm - 8pm
Falmer Common Room, Ringmer House, Falmer
Charity Quiz Night - Falmer
17th May 6pm - 7:30pm
The Hive, Falmer Campus
Charity Cake Sale! - Eastbourne Campus
21st May 11am - 3pm
Sports Centre Foyer, Eastbourne
Charity Football Tournament
22nd May noon - 5pm
Falmer Astro Turfs
The Virgin Suicides - Falmer Film Showing!
22nd May 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Falmer Common Room, Ringmer House, Falmer
The Virgin Suicides - Cockcroft Film Showing!
23rd May 6pm - 8pm
Cockcroft 201, Moulsecoomb
Charity Quiz Night - Eastbourne
24th May 6pm - 7:30pm
The Starting Gate, Bishopsbourne, Eastbourne Campus
Charity Cake Sale! - Moulsecoomb Campus
29th May 11am - 3pm
Cockcroft Reception, Moulsecoomb

JUNE EVENTS

This month, Brighton SU RAG (Raise & Give) have chosen to support the Hampshire-based charity Veterans In Action (VIA) and are hosting a variety of fundraising events throughout the month to raise awareness and funds for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

"VIA take a long term and non-clinical approach to veteran’s mental health using the outdoors, challenging events, expeditions and centre based projects to help veterans rebuild their confidence, self-esteem and self-belief." More information about what VIA is and what they do can be found here.

PTSD Awareness Month - Get Involved!
1st June midnight - 30th June 11:59pm

SEPTEMBER EVENTS

Suicide Awareness Month - Get Involved!
1st September midnight - 30th September 11:59pm

OCTOBER EVENTS

NOVEMBER EVENTS

DECEMBER EVENTS

JANUARY EVENTS

FEBRUARY EVENTS

MARCH EVENTS

APRIL EVENTS

Please note: we do not host events over July and August as there are normally very little students on campus due to the summer holidays.

CHARITY APPLICATIONS

We receive a large number of applications every year and it is always a difficult process to shortlist and select just a few to support, so this time we’re doing it all a bit differently!

In order to support a large range of charities this year, we have split the applications down into smaller categories. Every month we will be raising awareness for a different cause; these have been preselected this year by the RAG Committee, and can be seen below. Therefore, each month we will be fundraising to support a chosen charity that focuses on supporting the related awareness campaign.

We ask that all charities interested in applying, apply for their relevant month below, by simply clicking on the month and filling in the form. Please check corresponding information for each month for when applications close as they are spread out through the academic year.

If your charity does not fit into one of the below categories or you are interested in us supporting & participating in a challenge event, you are more than welcome to apply for the final option of a one-off-event to raise money for your cause. We will try to support as many additional charities this way, but will need support from you to help us to run the additional event. There is no deadline for these applications as we will facilitate as many as possible. You are more than welcome to send a fundraising pack to us for the attention of Suzie Douglas, to The Students’ Union, Ringmer House, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9PH.

Please note: We will not support the same charity for 2 different awareness months. You are welcome to apply for multiple but we will only support you once this year in order to give other charities a chance.

Thank you for showing an interest in becoming one of Brighton SU RAG’s chosen charities this year.

MAY! - MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

This month, Brighton SU RAG (Raise & Give) have chosen to support the local charity Mind and are hosting a variety of fundraising events throughout the month to raise awareness and funds for Mental Health.

"Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding." More information about what Mind is and what they do can be found below.

JUNE! - PTSD AWARENESS MONTH

This month, Brighton SU RAG (Raise & Give) have chosen to support the Hampshire-based charity Veterans In Action (VIA) and are hosting a variety of fundraising events throughout the month to raise awareness and funds for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

"VIA take a long term and non-clinical approach to veteran’s mental health using the outdoors, challenging events, expeditions and centre based projects to help veterans rebuild their confidence, self-esteem and self-belief." More information about what VIA is and what they do can be found below.

SEPTEMBER! - SUICIDE AWARENESS MONTH

Please fill in the following survey if you wish to be considered our chosen charity for September.

The deadline for applications is the 31st July 2018

We will be in contact during August if your application is successful

OCTOBER! - BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Please fill in the following survey if you wish to be considered our chosen charity for October.

The deadline for applications is the 31st August 2018

We will be in contact during September if your application is successful

NOVEMBER! - CHILDREN IN NEED AWARENESS MONTH

Please fill in the following survey if you wish to be considered our chosen charity for November.

The deadline for applications is the 30th September 2018

We will be in contact during October if your application is successful

DECEMBER! - HIV & AIDS AWARENESS MONTH

Please fill in the following survey if you wish to be considered our chosen charity for December.

The deadline for applications is the 31st October 2018

We will be in contact during November if your application is successful

JANUARY! - STALKER AWARENESS MONTH

Please fill in the following survey if you wish to be considered our chosen charity for January.

The deadline for applications is the 30th November 2018

We will be in contact during December if your application is successful

FEBRUARY! - LGBTQ+ HISTORY AWARENESS MONTH

Please fill in the following survey if you wish to be considered our chosen charity for February.

The deadline for applications is the 31st December 2018

We will be in contact during January if your application is successful

MARCH! - PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Please fill in the following survey if you wish to be considered our chosen charity for March.

The deadline for applications is the 31st January 2019

We will be in contact during February if your application is successful

APRIL! - AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

Please fill in the following survey if you wish to be considered our chosen charity for April.

The deadline for applications is the 28th February 2019

We will be in contact during March if your application is successful

MAY! - MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

Please fill in the following survey if you wish to be considered our chosen charity for May.

The deadline for applications is the 31st March 2019

We will be in contact during April if your application is successful

JUNE! - PTSD AWARENESS MONTH

Please fill in the following survey if you wish to be considered our chosen charity for June.

The deadline for applications is the 30th April 2019

We will be in contact during May if your application is successful

APPLY FOR US TO DO A ONE-OFF-EVENT FOR YOUR CHARITY!

Please fill in the following survey if you wish to be considered for a one-off-event to raise money for your cause.

We try to support as many additional charities this way, but will need support from you to help us to run the additional event.

There is no deadline for these applications as we will facilitate as many as possible and we will be in contact if your application is successful

Please note: we do not host events over July and August as there are normally very little students on campus due to the summer holidays.

MONEY RAISED

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