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Partner Society Newcastle Raising & Giving (RAG) Society

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About us

RAG, or the Raising and Giving Society, spearheads all charity fundraising undertaken by students at Newcastle University. We run multiple events throughout the year raising money for as many charities as possible, whilst also giving back to the community around the local area. Our fundraising events include one off events such as Take Me Out and Strictly Come Dancing, as well as larger volunteering opportunities such as climbing to Everest Base Camp! We also work closely with local organisations such as Keep Jesmond Clean helping to ensure a safe living environment for students and residents alike. Our main event of the year is RAG Week, our seven days of fundraising with an event every evening for our six chosen charities. By RAG Week 2020 we have over 500 members to our society and last year raised £103,000 for charity. 

Our goals

  • Raising as much money as possible over the year 
  • Enhance CVs with volunteering experience
  • Assist people into careers in the charity or public sector
  • Volunteer for the local community
  • Travel abroad to volunteer for projects

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Follow us on social media to stay up to date with our events we run. Please drop us an email/message if you’d like to work with us or want anymore information regarding our work!