The university’s Raise and Give (RAG) society held their annual fundraising week recently and raised approximately £1,900.

The week, which ran from March 20th to March 27th, included a range of events. There was RAG in a box, which involved members of the society spending 12 hours outside the media building in cardboard boxes, a dodgeball tournament and a rubber duck race down the Brayford.

Jessie Bode, organiser of RAG week, was happy about the week’s success: “I’m really pleased about how much we’ve managed to raise.”

All events were welcomed by students from across the university, according to Bode. She said: “Students who weren’t part of RAG supported the week, we sold 89 ducks for the duck race and we had over 100 people participate in the dodgeball tournament.”

Some members of the team also undertook a charity sky dive, on March 20th, at Hibaldstow Airfield in Brigg, North Lincolnshire. Each skydiver was raising money for their individually chosen charities.

The money raised will be going towards their chosen charities The RNLI, Multiple Sclorsis Society and Leukemia and Lymphoma research by holding a number of events across campus.

Phil Krstic, community action and fundraising officer for the Students’ Union also commented about the efforts made by RAG: “I’m very proud of everyone’s involvement. It’s a unique event and I’m very proud of the whole of RAG.”

After the success of the event there are many plans for the future of RAG to raise more money for more charities who need people’s support.

In light of the recent devastation in Japan the group plan to raise money to help the restoration of the country, as well as events for the upcoming World Aids Day.

For more information about RAG’s upcoming events visit their Facebook page by searching “Lincoln RAG”.