RAG Week 2015

The RAG Team this year consists of Matthew Davey, Rachel Watling and Catherine Campbell, and they have been busy in the office putting the finishing touches to RAG Week 2015.

RAG Week starts on Tuesday 10th February, with the RAG Auction, this event is held in the Tithe Barn and will begin at about 7pm, entrance is free. Events to follow include the Beagles Meet and RAG Full Moon Party on Wednesday, the Tractor Pull followed by the RAG Service on Thursday and the RAG Gala Dinner and Auction on Saturday 14th February. There is plenty of events going on throughout the week, so everyone will be able to get involved. The Student Union are hoping for strong support from students, staff and the local community.

The Student Union and RAG Team have selected three wonderful charities to support this year. The first two are local charities; The Chesterton Project and the Willow Trust. The third charity is something close to the heard of the RAU, The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution, all very worthwhile causes.

Chesterton is a local housing area in Cirencester where the local community and students both live. We are excited to work alongside this cause and assist promoting community led schemes and social responsibility to improve the quality of life for everyone. The Community Officer Rupert Preston and the RAG team also attend monthly parish council meetings to represent the student body and support the community.

The Willow Trust was established 25 years ago and provides days of freedom on the water for disabled children and adults from Gloucestershire and the South-West. We feel as a team that this is a fantastic opportunity we had to get involved in, the aim of the Trust was to provide a unique opportunity for disabled people of all ages and types of disability or serious illness to enjoy a therapeutic day out on the water.

R.A.B.I. is farming’s national charity, founded in 1860 R.A.B.I operates throughout England and Wales. Our central operations are based in Oxford, with regional officers in both the welfare and fundraising departments working at local level. Invaluable support is also given by teams of volunteers in each county.

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