Thousands of pounds to be collected for local charities
OPPORTUNITY THURSDAY MARCH 7 : DETAILS BELOW
minded students at the University of Leicester are set to collect thousands of
pounds for local good causes during a week of fund-raising activities.
week takes place from Monday 4th to Sunday 10th March and will feature a
school-type fair to be held in Queen's Hall in the Students' Union building, the
can expect to find the hall filled with stalls that will test even the best
mathematicians, with 'guess the number of sweets in a jar', and puzzle the
keenest geographers, with 'guess where the treasure is buried'.
Clark, RAG's Vice President said: "Here is a new 'University Challenge'
that rewards those closest to the right answer, allowing the average student to
take on the genius! Indeed, the competitions are open to academic and other
members of staff.
better way to relieve tension after delivering a lecture, or indeed sitting
through one, than to forget one's inhibitions on the adult bouncy castle? Rather
than going for a pint, RAG's fair is the place to be merry without the
for those who will insist on the involvement of alcohol, the infamous RAG
pub-crawl will also be taking place.
RAG week is about having fun, it is for the purpose of raising money and
promoting awareness of good causes. At the fair there will be stalls set up by
local and national charities, detailing their objectives, their work and how to
said: "The last RAG week in November 2001 raised £4,500, so it is an
important initiative that raises serious amounts of money for charity. The money
from this coming RAG week will be distributed amongst local organisations in
Leicestershire and Rutland areas.
annually raise in the region of £40,000 for local charities and good causes and
also devote thousands of hours getting involved in helping local groups."
TO NEWSDESK: For more information, please contact Sarah Fitzer, RAG Co-ordinator
on 0116 223 1153
will be photo opportunities on Thursday 7th March at the fair.
We hope to have the University's Viking Society dressed up to 'storm
lectures' on this day, but this is to be confirmed.
Please telephone Sarah to confirm details closer to the time, when more
precise details will be available.
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