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RAG (Raising and Giving) Officer Candidate

Elina Kukk and Lucy Waldren

Summary

  • ACCESSIBLE RAG - Help make making a difference achievable for all by introducing additional challenges with modest fundraising targets.
  • CHARITIES - Working more closely with our charities, creating opportunities to work with charities other than fundraising or donating.
  • Establish a RAG Network and giving students opportunities to get involved as a volunteer, get support for own projects and make friends!

Manifesto

Manifesto


ACCESSIBLE RAG Make RAG accessible to all, including introducing additional challenges like Jailbreak, with smaller fundraising goals to help make making a difference achievable for everyone.

CHARITIES Working more closely with our charities, creating opportunities to work with charities other than fundraising or donating.

RAG NETWORK Establishing a RAG Network and giving students opportunities to get involved as a volunteer, get support for their own projects and make friends when fundraising.

Having both undertaken and organised challenges through and for RAG and with 2 years collective experience on the RAG Committee, we feel we would be perfect for the role, as we have plenty of experience and are aware of the areas where RAG can still be improved to make it even better than it already is. We can't wait to give RAG a fresh new face both in its design and actions!


Accessible RAG

  • Let YOU, the students, choose our beneficiaries (the charities we raise money for) in Freshers Week

  • Hold more events throughout the year that societies and individuals can help organise or get involved with to make RAG accessible to all

    • Fundraising guide available on YUSU website to help individuals reach their fundraising targets

    • Opportunities to host fundraisers for your chosen charity on campus through YUSU RAG, such as a Karaoke or Open Mic Night

    • Weekend trips to other towns to do RAG Raids

  • Carry on with Jailbreak and introduce additional challenges with smaller fundraising targets (up to £300) to help make making a difference achievable for everyone, such as: Colour Run, Skydive, Tough Mudder, and many more!

  • More fundraising events on campus, including continuing DeliveRAG (where food is delivered to you on campus for a donation) and making it a termly event; hosting a RAG Ball with RAG Awards; and having a RAG presence at YUSU events such as Summer Ball and Freshers Festival.

  • Secure corporate sponsorship for RAG to be able to deliver bigger events.


Create a RAG Network


  • RAG Newsletter sent out to those who sign up at any RAG info stall with fresh opportunities of how to get involved every week

  • Creating a Facebook group for volunteers

  • Increase RAG’s social media presence by adopting the groundbreaking platforms of Snapchat and Instagram

  • RAG WRAP-UP video at the end of every term to showcase the work RAG is doing

  • Increased support for students and student groups (societies, sport etc) running their own RAG events, including Committee Open Meetings

  • Hosting a big RAG Meeting termly with all college reps and any committee members related to RAG to discuss ideas and support each other


Work with charities outside fundraising


  • Make it easier for students to give time, not money

  • Collaborate with YUSU Volunteering to work with our beneficiaries and other charities

  • Bring more charities on campus for things like Careers panels and information stalls

  • Organise insight days with our beneficiaries

  • Campaign for the issues our charities stand for


Expand RAG Week (hosted in Autumn Term)


  • Dedicated volunteer team for RAG Week (RAG Week Committee)

  • Incorporate challenges and treks into RAG Week

  • Host at least one RAG Club Night in town

  • Invite societies and sport clubs to host their own fundraisers over RAG Week

  • Work with student media groups to ensure widespread coverage of the week


VOTE LUCY & ELINA FOR RAG!!!