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RAG fundraising soars!

The generosity of our students and staff earned sky high praise after members of our Student Association (SA) handed over an incredible £20,000 to this year’s chosen charity, The British Heart Foundation (BHF).

University Centre Reaseheath raise money for charity

The impressive amount, with still more to come, was raised through RAG (Raising and Giving) activities including a daring sky dive, a sponsored walk of the 34 mile (55 kilometre) Sandstone Trail, a spooktacular Scarefest at Halloween and a campus chase team challenge.

A packed schedule of RAG activities have been organised throughout the year and particularly during RAG Week by the SA and Student Life Team. Many departments have run their own events, and brave staff even volunteered to go in stocks and have soaking sponges thrown at them! SA members also received generous donations from visitors to our Lambing Weekend and award winning stand at the Royal Cheshire Show.

The cheque handover was made before our student summer ball, held in a marquee on the lawn.

Hayley Gough, BHF Regional Manager, North West, said: “We were absolutely thrilled when Reaseheath College chose to support us as its charity partner and have been overjoyed at the huge effort the students and staff have put in to raise this wonderful total. More than a quarter of deaths annually in the UK are the result of heart and circulatory conditions. This generous donation is vital for us to continue our research into better ways of diagnosing, preventing, and treating patients. We are so very grateful!”

RAG Chair Sophie Connor added: “I have been delighted at the success of our fundraising events and would like to thank my incredible team for their support and for coming up with such fantastic ideas. This is definitely an experience I’ll never forget!”

Our students are selecting their charity for the academic year 2024-25 and welcome applications from local charities. Email: studentlife@reaseheath.ac.uk

RAG cheque handover 2024

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