RAG Week Review

Raising over £1000 in the Abseil alone, this year’s RAG Week was bigger and better than ever before. RAG filled the Union from the 3rd-9th November and saw lots of students getting involved. From Fifa Games to Abseiling, there was something for everyone

Events including the Pub Quiz and ‘Take Me Out’ saw a high turnout with over 120 people attending each night. 22 students braved the abseil down the side of the Michael Sadler building.

One participant told In The Middle: ‘It was quite terrifying when you were at the top, but such an adrenaline rush. I’m really glad I got involved.’

RAG President, Sarah Calvert, said: ‘I am unbelievably proud of RAG Week 2014. Our presence across campus has been greater than ever and our events throughout the week have been incredibly successful. I really hope we’ve shown everyone how much fun you can have with Leeds RAG whilst raising money for some fantastic causes.’

RAG week was held to raise money for the Leeds RAG Community Fund. This is a collection of money raised over the whole year, which is then split between small, local charities who can apply for grants. In the past. the Community Fund has raised money for charities including Hope Charity, Little Hiccups and Parkinsong (a branch of Parkinsons UK).

The week ended on a high with RAG’s Leeds Has Talent event. The line up of acts were Dance Expose, Irish Dance Society, Naomi Coombes, Purple Thread, The Ashatones and Ben Kavaghner. The Ashatones won the competition and left with the prize of a slot to perform at the Summer Ball. This was followed by RAG’s official afterparty at Fruity Friday, which kept the well-earned celebrations going until the early hours.

If you enjoyed RAG week, there is always a chance to get involved.

Contact them at secretary@leedsrag.org.uk to find out about the next big events.

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