Wednesday, 19 December 2012
Four charities are to benefit from funds raised by the new Worcester Students’ Union’s Raise and Give committee.
Acorns Children’s Hospice, New Hope, Onside and Worcester Snoezelen are the charities selected to benefit from a series of fundraising events organised by the Raise and Give (RaG) committee until the end of the academic year.
It is the first time that an elected part-time RaG Officer, Eugeni Velinov, has been appointed to work exclusively on fundraising campaigns. The RaG committee members are positive about the wide range of fundraising opportunities especially as students are working together to support local charities.
Eugeni said: “It is a huge privilege to be the RaG Officer for the Students’ Union, but it is also a really tough and hard job. I had to create a completely new committee from scratch since this has never been done before. My biggest vision is to be able to create and build a healthy relationship with the City of Worcester through different events and to build up and improve the reputation of the University of Worcester.
“Also one of our biggest goals is to encourage sports societies and other societies to fundraise and do charity events to show the city that students do care about the community. Our events will vary a lot - we will be bag packing in Sainsbury/ASDA, we will have RaG nights, bake sales and many different crazy small events. There will be also big events, but they will be kept a secret for now, so stay tuned.”
Many students are already taking part in a variety of volunteering activities, but the Students’ Union is particularly keen to work with RaG’s nominated charities to encourage more students to volunteer.
In the near future students will be visiting the nominated charities to find out more about the work they do in order to support them further.
If you use volunteers to help with your work and would like to talk to the Students’ Union about offering opportunities for students, please contact Kate Gynn via email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01905 543210.