RAG Week - 30th April - May 4th
Raising and Giving. This is your opportunity to give to local, national and international societies, causes and charities.
Whether it be by volunteering to dress up as a cow, or by running a marathon, we want to support you when we can to support the charities you believe in.
As a committee the UCLan Students' Union RAG is committed to support four charities, which have nominated by you, the students.
Rag week is a series of events and activities running from the 30th April to the 4th May allowing you to take part in, and donate to, charity.
Nominated by Jack Banks, Childreach International is an international development charity that believes all children should have the opportunity to unlock their full potential in life.
Childreach works in partnership with local communities in the developing world partnering with the world’s unsung heroes - those working and living in developing countries who have been on the ground for years, at the heart of their communities, making a lasting difference to thousands of children every single day.
Childreach addresses children’s most immediate needs, improving access to education, improved health, and greater child rights and protection.
Cancer Research UK
Nominated by Keara Lynch
Cancer is a massive issue, it’s becoming more and more common and I think most people unfortunately have had someone belonging to them who have had a run in with this disease. In 2009 my grandfather was diagnosed with cancer, and since then I have been an avid supporter of Cancer Research UK; fundraising for them annually.
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Charity
Nominated by Mohammed Ali Majid, this is a charity which brings people together regardless of their interests, background or location.
Many aren’t aware that the Royal Preston Hospital does not currently have a CT scanner in the A & E department.
This is a major issue, because given the nature of the department, it is vital that treatment is started as soon as possible. If the hospital had this equipment it could mean either an improved quality of life or even be the difference between life and death. This issue not only affects staff and students at UCLan, but also the general public in the surrounding areas.
The Albert Kennedy Trust
Nominated by Sam Whalley
The Albert Kennedy Trust supports LGBT 16-25 year olds who are made homeless or living in a hostile environment. They aim to meet the individual needs of every young person and ensure that they get their life back on track.
The Albert Kennedy Trust supports several hundred young people every year who have experienced domestic violence, sexual abuse or been ejected from home just for being brave enough to come out as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Trans.
The Albert Kennedy Trust saves lives.
If you'd like more information on RAG or any of our niminated charities, please get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org