Welcome to Leeds RAG, the official fundraising society of Leeds University Union.
We’re also one of the biggest and oldest societies here at Leeds; we’ve found RAGmags dating back to the 1920s and since 2012, our members have raised over £1 million for charities in 18 countries worldwide!
We’ve got something for everyone. Whether you’re interested in spending summer 2016 volunteering in Peru or Uganda, hitch-hiking across Europe and beyond, climbing a mountain, cycling from Leeds to Berlin, or getting involved with our Leeds based events like the Leeds RAG Fashion Show, get in touch for amazing CV experiences, the chance to make great friends and to support the causes you care about.
At Leeds RAG we allow the individual organisers, leaders and directors of all our events to choose the charity they fundraise for, giving them incentive to raise more and greater ownership over their projects. The exception to this rule is the international volunteering projects, on which we work with the same or similar charities and projects around the world to work towards a sustainable influence each summer.
Unlike any other student fundraising organisation in the country Leeds RAG remains student-led. This means that wherever possible we do not outsource to external challenges companies, which keeps registration fees low and provides our students with genuine responsibilities and the transferrable business and leadership skills they can use in the workplace and in interviews! Essentially, our leaders are contributing to the management of a £300,000 a year fundraising enterprise.
Find us on our social media pages, drop us an email or come by to our little office on Level 2 of the LUU building to find out more, grab a RAGmag and get involved!
Here is the video ‘Our Year’ that was played at the RAG awards in May 2013 to summarise the fantastic year we’ve had!
2010 winner of Leeds University Union’s Best Show/Event Riley Award for the RAG Fashion Show.