Posted by Liam Davis on September 5, 2011
This year has been fantastic for DMU RAG. We’ve raised in excess of £13,000 which is over three times what we raised last year and a full £3,000 over the target. I really hope that next year the society grows to new heights. Good Luck to those fundraising For Kilimanjaro, we’ll add your total onto next years funds raised.
But for me thats about it. As I’ve moved on from Vice President Student Activities to the role of President it means that RAG no longer falls under my remit so it is with a heavy heart that I have passed these duties on to Ismail. He’s currently away on training at the 2011 RAG Conference and on his return i’ll give him the admin stuff for this site.
In the mean time keep an eye out on this website as it will give you all the info you need as the year moves forward. Look out at the freshers fair to sign up to DMU Raise and Give.
See you all next year. I may not be chairing RAG next year but I’ll certainatly be involved!!!
Posted by Liam Davis on
Thank you to everyone who submitted applications to be an official DMU RAG charity for the 2011-12 year. As you will imagine we’ve been inundated with applications so the RAG team will be sorting through them all before having a vote and casting their decision on which charities to support.
Posted by Liam Davis on May 9, 2011
It’s come to that time of year when we draw all things RAG related to a close. But let’s not be too down about it all. After all DMU RAG will be back in September bigger and hopefully better than ever. This year has seen DMU RAG break records once again. Our total of around £11,000 is the most RAG has ever risen since it was restarted in 2009. This year we surpassed the 2010 total of £4000 within 4 months and we have continued to go from strength to strength. This is down to everyone’s hard work and I hope that next year we will get more members and run more events than ever before. Let’s not forget, our total could rise as high as £40,000 if all 15 of our Kilimanjaro climbers reach their fundraising target! Fingers crossed.
But now we have to select our charities for next year. Being such a young RAG society we’ve never before had a formal application process. But its about time that we did.
If you would like to be one of our chosen charities next year then please send an email to L.Davis@dmu.ac.uk with the subject line ‘Application to be a DMU RAG charity’ and a short description of who your charity is and what you do. It should be between 200 and 400 words, sell yourself but please dont just copy and paste information from your press packs and/or website. DMU RAG members love to know where and how the money raised will be spent, so this could be included into your application.
We would love to support everyone but sadly we just can’t. We won’t be able to respond to all of the applications so I would like to thank you for taking the time to visit the DMU RAG Website and find out a little about us.
DMU RAG is looking to support 3 main charities next year. They will be a mix of Local charities and National/international charities.
The closing date is July 31st when along with the current committee and the new Vice President Student Activities Ismail Ali Khatib I shall sit down and draw up a shortlist. We shall then open up discussions with the other active members and decide upon this 2011-12 charities.
Lots of love,
Posted by Liam Davis on March 28, 2011
So the last few weeks have been so busy! We’ve had the visit to Rainbows, Escape and Evade and Comic Relief all within the last few weeks. The good news is that we think that we’ve gone over our target of £10,000. Once the account settles itself down it should show that we are now close to £11,000!
But it doesnt mean that the work has to stop. There will be more RAG events in the coming months before everyone goes home for summer!
Escape and Evade saw our teams all over the country and Team Norfolk ‘N’ Chance team reaching Amsterdam and Belgium. Our winners (AWOL) managed to go up and down the country and completing almost all of the challenges! Team Porker even bumped into a certain Simon Cowell! Escape and Evade is expected to have raised £1500+
Comic Relief Night in the Union was brilliant. We had our Mens Rugby Squad doing Stars in their Eyes and the Footballers recreating Blind Date before the SU and Vice Chancellor went head to head in a Dance Off. All in all It raised £754.22
So thank you to everyone who has been involved. Its been amazing so far this year! Long may it continue!
Posted by Liam Davis on January 25, 2011
So RAG Week has been and gone, there is stacks of cash to be counted and I’m pretty sure i’m still hungover from DMU @ Play!
But while i’m here I’d just like to say thank you to everyone that got involved, helped out or just participated in the events! It looks like we’ve made a healthy sum of money and we’ll be running a trip down to the hospice in February to hand over the cheque!
Now all our attention is being focussed on Escape and Evade which will happen in mid March, keep your eye on this website for all the details and get thinking about potential sponsors! Last year this event was amazing!