RAG (Raise and Give Week) 2018

This year RAG will be held over a week starting on February 1st. The highlight events of the week include the RAG rally on Monday the 4th, a RAG auction and a tractor pull (dates to be decided). We will also be doing other fundraising events during this week with the aim to raise as much money as possible – The aim is upwards of 20,000!!!

We’ve got a scavenger hunt coming up, to a secret location! – Join us for a great evening of lots of fun.

We’ve gone down the traditional route of a Pub Quiz this year also, to take a relaxing night out. Also a Mixed 7’s game in Fancy Dress, and lots of different events through the year, we are also hoping to release a big surprise on our RAG location…. Stay tuned to find out more!

The charities we are doing for this year are…

  • Student Minds: Is the UK’S student mental health charity.
  • Home start: Is a family support charity in the UK and we are raising money for the Gloucester area.
  • Warrior Ranch: Is a charity serving those who have served in the armed forces and based on a ranch up in Scotland

If you’d like to get involved with our RAG Team this year or have any ideas on what you’d like to do to raise some more money, let us know!

Student Minds

Student Minds is the UK’s student mental health charity.

We empower students and members of the university community to develop the knowledge, confidence and skills to look after their own mental health, support others and create change. We train students and staff in universities across the UK to deliver student-led peer support interventions as well as research-driven workshops and campaigns. By working collaboratively across sectors, we share best practice and ensure that the student voice influences decisions about student mental health.

Together we will transform the state of student mental health so that all in higher education can thrive.


Home-Start Cotswolds

Home-Start is a national family support charity that helps parents to build better lives for their children. Each year trained volunteers provide support and friendship to more than 30,000 families and 60,000 children across the UK.

Home-Start Cotswolds is one of more than 260 local Home-Start schemes which are run as small independent charities under the Home-Start UK umbrella. Our scheme supports families with children under the age of 5 throughout the Cotswolds from our office in Cirencester, Gloucestershire. Volunteers work alongside parents in their own homes to improve parenting skills, boost confidence and well-being, help with family management and establish social networks.

Home-Start’s monitoring and evaluation system (MESH) captures families’ needs at the beginning of support and then every 3 months until support ends, measuring the impact of how Home-Start has helped in specific areas.

With Home-Start a family can be sure of support that is non-judgemental and confidential. There is no stigma attached to Home-Start’s help which is why so many referrers and parents contact us to ask for support. Once contact has been made, families meet a Home-Start Co-ordinator who will carefully match them with a trained volunteer and oversee the support.

The wider Home-Start UK network ensures that the same high quality of service is offered at each of the local Home-Start schemes.

The national network:

  • provides training for all staff
  • assesses Home-Start work against agreed quality standards
  • offers information through a UK-wide Intranet
  • advises trustees and staff in areas of governance.
  • Home-Start was founded by the late Margaret Harrison in Leicester in 1973, who had a vision to provide support and friendship to parents – from other parents.

Warrior Ranch

Who Are We

We are a non-profit charity based in Powmill, Dollar, Scotland.
Warrior Ranch is set in the peaceful countryside.

What we do

Warrior Ranch is set within 40 acres of land where we house goats, pigs, chickens & ducks as well as our 5 horses and 3 golden retrievers. Warrior Ranch is a peaceful location and we offer a wellbeing hub for service personnel showing them horsemanship skills as well as the camaraderie of others.

For thousands of years horses have been working in partnership with humans. Now they are also playing the role of psychotherapy assistant through a discipline known as Equine Facilitated Human Development (EFHD) which we offer to treat service personnel suffering with PTSD and/or complex trauma.

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Registration Details

Registered Office: Royal Agricultural University, Stroud Road, Cirencester, Glos, GL7 6JS
Registered in England Company Number: 08540244
Registered Charity Number: 1154402