Raising and Giving

Raising and Giving (RAG) is the major student run fundraising group at the University of Aberdeen. In the past few years, RAG has raised over £150,000 for charitable causes each year by hosting fundraising events and partnering with students groups across campus. Previous fundraising events include the historical Torcher Parade and the AU Charity Fashion Show. Highly valuable partners include Student Show and Bookends, whom each year donate their respective profits to the campaign. RAG is also excited to continue its partnership with the newly established Aberdeen Challenges and is always looking for societies, sports and student groups interested in having a fundraising event.

FB - https://www.facebook.com/ausaRAG/
Insta – @AUSA_RAG
Twitter - @AUSA_RAG
Email – rag@abdn.ac.uk

Students: If you, your society, sport club or student group are doing any fundraising, then we would love to help! Get in touch and see how AUSA RAG can support you and increase your fundraising! Get in touch with us if you want some more information on what we are doing this year and if you want to get involved with any of our events and support worthy charities!

Charities: If you would like to hear more about RAG and/or find out whether your charity would be applicable for funding, then please get in touch!  

It is now possible for local charities to apply for our second disbursement of funding for the year 2017/18 by filling out the following application https://www.ausa.org.uk/getinvolved/raisingandgiving/application201718/. Please refer closely to the RAG Criteria and Guidance Notes https://www.ausa.org.uk/resources/newlogo/RAG-Disbursement-criteria-and-Guidance-notes-word-doc/ and send the completed form to rag@abdn.ac.uk by the 31st of August.

National and international charities with no locally based department are not able to apply for funding. This may change in the next academic year and so international and/or national charities are advised to keep an eye on this page and our FB page for more updates.

Valuable partners
Student Show: Student Show forms a major part of the annual Aberdeen University Student Association (AUSA) Raising and Giving Campaign. It is a long-standing tradition in the North East of Scotland and has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for local charities. Mary Torphins and Spital Shop of Horrors raised a staggering £200,000 between them, whilst 2016's Student Show Michty Mia! raised over £100,000 alone! Each show is created and performed by students from North East Scotland College, Robert Gordon’s University and The University of Aberdeen with the help of a talented production team. The show often parodies well-known titles from the world of film, theatre and literature and is the only show of its kind in the UK.  There is a strong focus on musical comedy and this proves popular with their large, often sold-out audiences!

For more information and how to get involved, please visit: http://studentshow.co.uk/ or https://www.facebook.com/studentshowdeen/.

Bookends: Bookends is a second-hand bookshop run by student for students, which has existed at Aberdeen University since the 1980s. People sell their old textbooks or fiction books through us. The seller gets 65% of the profit, 5% then goes to the upkeep of the shop and the remaining 30% goes to the Raising and Giving Campaign. We are all volunteers and we put a lot of time and energy into making the bookshop the best it can be. We are also proud to say that we raise money for RAG throughout the year in a variety of either ways by putting on events like pub quizzes. We also enjoy getting stuck into extra activities like baking, selling our bookends' merchandise, organising 'blind dates' with books, and book raffles to help raise even more money for charity!

For more information and how to get involved, please visit: https://www.ausa.org.uk/getinvolved/other/bookends/ or https://www.facebook.com/AUSABookends/