Abertay was one of the first universities to partner up with Hope for Children (HOPE) for the academic year 2013-14. As a small university of roughly 4,500 students and located in the North East of Scotland, Abertay RAG are rather small and more remote than most of HOPE’s other YUTL partners.
However, led by Sarah Samson, the Vice President of the University of Abertay Dundee Students’ Association (UADSA) and HOPE Ambassador, Abertay RAG have made huge strides in establishing themselves as a force to be reckoned with both within Dundee and in the wider community.This is the first year that Abertay RAG has run an international challenge and the HOPE team are so grateful that they chose the Kilimanjaro Legacy. Abertay managed to recruit a group of 17 students who will be taking part in the challenge in July 2014, along with a similar sized group from University College London. This is a fantastic achievement, which has far surpassed all expectations for the year! They have already raised more than £15,000 to date and are expected to continue in this vein for the rest of the year.
Abertay is a perfect example of a RAG that has defied expectations to go above and beyond for HOPE, and should be an inspiration for all aspiring young RAGs around the UK.