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YUSU RAG brings you fun, cross-campus, events and adventurous activities - in aid of good causes. Take a little time away from your studies: explore the secrets of student life in York on our Freshers’ Week Scavenger Hunt, or sign up for our Charity Challenge Trek. Just taking part helps York students do their bit for the wider world. But that’s not all you can do….

Join our committee 

Raising and Giving (RAG) is a student-led fundraising body dedicated to promoting and engaging in fundraising at University for local, national and international charities and one-off appeals.

We are looking for students to join the RAG committee for 2019-2020. We have lots of exciting positions available that are there to give you the opportunity to do something to further your experience and even add to your employability. The roles will be challenging, fun and extremely satisfying as you help raise thousands of pounds for both local, national and international charities through a vast range of events and activities. You will have access to a range of training and development opportunities which will provide you with skills that employers look for.

Link to application form here. 

Link to Role Descriptions here.

Core Charities

We support a number of charities each year, and you get to choose our core charities! We have put charities through a rigorous application process and shortlisted six, and over Week 3, we had YOU vote on them! Our core charities for the year are:


Action Against Hunger's teams work in nearly 50 countries worldwide to carry out innovative, lifesaving programmes in nutrition, food security, water, sanitation and hygiene.

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At World Child Cancer, we work to ensure that every child, regardless of where they live, receives the best treatment to ensure a brighter future for them.  Our aim as a charity is to transform inequality in cancer treatment for children in the developing world. In low-income countries, survival rates for children with cancer are as low as 10 percent, compared to over 80 percent in high-income countries.
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Snappy is a York based charity working with young people and families who have disabilities. 265 families depend on snappy projects and they need help to keep going. Snappy volunteers have done many fundraisers but they still need help.

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We would love for you to support these charities through any fundraising events or challenges you want to run over the year! Email if you’re interested in doing so.

Join our team

We’re always on the lookout for enthusiastic rag-lets to join our ranks. If you’re passionate about raising money for good causes and want to get involved, get in touch with Elina and Lucy at

Go on a challenge

This year, YUSU RAG, the one-and-only group that brought you a BUNGEE JUMP over the campus lake, are bringing you FIVE challenges:


πŸ”Three Peaks Trek for the National Autistic Society

πŸƒπŸ½‍ Budapest Marathon for the mental health charity Mind

πŸ‡΅πŸ‡ͺ Machu Picchu for for the FutureSense Foundation

🐘 Elephants and Hill-tribes Challenge for the FutureSense Foundation

🦍 Gorilla Trek for East African Playgrounds raise money for the charity and finish off by building a playground in Uganda!


You can find out more at our Challenges Info Session on Tuesday, October 2 at 6.30pm in V/N/045. Can’t make it? We’re also hosting individual info sessions - look around for our posters on campus or find them on Facebook.

Get involved in RAG Week 2018!

RAG Week is a whole week of events dedicated to raising and giving for good causes. We will be raising money for our CORE CHARITIES, picked by you!

RAG Week 2018 will be take place in Week 6, from Monday 29th October 2017 until Sunday 4th November 2017. Look out for our famous RAG Raids, our mystery club night Enigma, a charities fair to create partnerships, and so much more!

We're also looking for RAGlets, student volunteers who would like to help out with stewarding events and bucket collections across the week. If you're looking for fantastic fundraising experience and free entry into all of the events, join our team!

Follow YUSU RAG on Facebook for the Official RAG Week Timetable release in Week 4, and for information on how to get involved.

Run your own fundraising activity

RAG is not only here to support our nominated charities – the committee are here to support you (or any groups that you are part of) in fundraising for whichever charity you choose.

What we can offer you?

RAG can help you with publicity materials and fundraising equipment. We can help you link up with an online giving platform that will help make your fundraiser even more successful. And we can help make sure that you stay the right side of the law.

Email with the details of your fundraising activity and you’ll receive a response with all details of where and when you’ll be able to pick up your pack of fundraising essentials.

Get involved with College RAG

We raise money for local charities through our collegiate system – each college teams up with charity that is chosen on a 3 year basis, ensuring collaboration and consistency.

We raise money for National and International charities through cross-campus activities. We shortlist a set of charities that we hope to work with each year, then for each event/activity, the RAG Committee will choose a charity from the shortlist.

College Charities 2016-2019


The Island


 Refugee Action York


St Nicks


York Mind


Keep Your Pet (AGE UK)


York Neighbours




Yorkshire Cancer Trust

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