Our Charity: Cambridge Rag

What is Cambridge Rag?

What is Cambridge Rag?

Cambridge Rag organises many fun events throughout the year for students to support local, national, and international charities. These charities are reelected every year by students.

RAG puts on some of the biggest events in Cambridge, helping you find love through Blind Date, getting you Lost, breaking you out of the Cambridge bubble in Jailbreak and much, much more. College RAG reps also put on college events: from pub quizzes in your college bar to Halloween parties to dRAG shows! They also offer challenges, such as the 2017-18 Trek Machu Picchu challenge with ChildReach International, or the 2017-18 RUNDERPANTS mile run with Neuro Foundation!

For more information, please check out their website by clicking on the logo above.

This year's 10 charities:

Cambridge Central Aid Societyfor over 100 years, CCAS has helped the most vulnerable people in Cambridge with small grants for basic necessities like food, clothing, bedding and household equipment.
Cambridge Rape Crisis Centrea local specialist sexual violence charity providing dedicated support services to survivors of rape, sexual abuse and sexual violence. They provide a confidential helpline, email support, counselling, an advocacy service and group work.
FoodCycle Cambridgefor the past 7 years, FoodCycle Cambridge have been taking surplus food donated by supermarkets and using it to create healthy, delicious and free meals for local people at risk of food poverty and social isolation.
Jimmy’s Cambridgeprovide 24/7 emergency accommodation for adults who find themselves homeless in the Cambridge area. They are there for them in a crisis, providing not only food and shelter but hope, opportunities, general/specialist support as they work towards an independent lifestyle.
beat. Eating DisordersBeat’s vision is to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders. They campaign for positive change, translate complex information into practical guidance for those affected by eating disorders, and provide phone and email support available 365 days a year.
YoungMindsexists to create change driven by young people’s experiences with mental health, so that they are empowered to cope with life’s adversities and follow their aspirations.
Street Childfrom building schools and training teachers, to connecting orphaned children with families and giving parents in poverty business grants, their sustainable projects are about giving the world’s poorest children a chance.
Against Malaria Foundationfund anti-malaria nets, specifically long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs), and work with distribution partners to ensure they are used. They track and report on net use and malaria case data.
Cool Earthhelps mitigate climate change by improving the livelihoods of economically vulnerable local communities affected by the risks of deforestation across the planet. Sustainable community-owned and led partnerships are the most effective approach to protecting trees and the rainforest’s critical biodiversity from illegal loggers.
Action Against Hungera global humanitarian organisation that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger. They save the lives of malnourished children. They ensure everyone can access clean water, food, training and healthcare.

If you want to support these charities, you have the option of adding £1 to the price of your ticket, and all proceeds will be donated to the Cambridge RAG.
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