It was almost a coincidence that HOPE started working with Exeter RAG. However, since meeting at RAG Conference in September 2013, neither has looked back. This year, 24 Exeter RAG fundraisers will be running the Budapest Marathon for Hope for Children, as well as recruiting for a Kilimanjaro Climb and a Morocco Trek.
Possibly more so than any other, Exeter RAG has fully embraced Your Uni, Their Lives (YUTL) and we hope that this will be the first year of a lasting legacy with HOPE. YUTL was established to be an initiative by students, for students, and the contributions of Exeter students to its recent development. Notably, Tom Walpole (www.thebrandingboys.com), Former Marketing Officer of the RAG team, designed the YUTL logo, and for this we are eternally grateful.
What do you do?
Exeter Raise and Give (RAG) are the largest student fundraising group on the University of Exeter Campus. With over 800 student volunteers raising well over £150,000 for charity in the past year, RAG is dedicated to supporting a variety of charities both locally, nationally and internationally.
Since joining forces with Hope for Children in 2013, 78 students have helped to fundraise more than £185,000 from trekking up mountains to running marathons and we hope to continue our successes in 2015/16.
Why do you work with Hope for Children?
The Hope for Children Charity has become one of the most important and lasting charity relationships for Exeter RAG. Their constant guidance, support and dedication to Exeter RAG has enabled our student group to grow and develop our Challenges year on year and to enthuse and excite our students.
What makes Hope for Children truly stand out is that not only do fundraisers get to experience amazing trips, treks and adventures, but each volunteer is able to meet and work with the children who are benefitting from the charity money fundraised. It’s so important to see the impact our fundraising can have and Hope for Children put so much effort into giving us this opportunity.
Sam Jackson: Challenges Co-ordinator
Lucy Dalglish: Challenge Leader
Beth Williams: Kilimanjaro Challenge Leader
Lucy Graham: Kilimanjaro Challenge Leader
Eveline Tucker: Morocco Challenge Leader
Ellie Crinall: Morocco Challenge Leader
Tom Walpole: Budapest Marathon Challenge Leader
Sophie Leer: RAG President
Rhiannon Willetts: RAG President