At the heart of what we do are the charities we work with. Whether climbing Mt Kilimanjaro or giving up a Saturday to stand in fancy dress and collect in cities across the UK, Sussex students continue to fund some incredible charity work through their own commitment and fundraising skills. Here are the local, national and international charities with whom we are associated and are incredibly proud to have raised money for, and for whom we look forward to fundraising even more in 2018-2019.
The RAG committee went through all the applications we received from charities which applied to be RAG Sussex chosen charity for 2018/2019 academic year. We are grateful for your interest in RAG Sussex. Unfortunately, we had to choose 3 main charities to support- though we may hold one off events for other chairties throughout the year. The successful applicants are listed below. Good luck to the rest who were not successful this time. We would like to encourage you not to give up, but to apply next academic year as well!
Working with victims of domestic abuse rebuild their lives by providing safe accommodation and support. The first organisation in England to provide LGBT+ services for survivors of abuse. But there is still more that can be done. 1 in 7 female identified studentes have suffered abuse or violence while at university- according to the National Student Union Survey. The money raised through RAG events this year will allow R.I.S.E to continue to support victims in the Brighton & Hove area.
Working with familes with a seriously ill child, providing support specifically tailored to the needs of the family. This include: Sibling Support (maintaining school attendance, days out, fun and laughter), Home Support (emotional support and respite for the family), hospital Support (organising appointments nad explaining illnesses) and Bereavement Support ( when the worst happens they are there day and night to support the family). 97% of the funds for the charity comes from charitable donations, the money raised through RAG events this year will help provide a Family Support Worker to evey family in need.
Supporting victims of disaster by provding shelter. Giving families the privacy, safety and security they need to start to rebuild and heal. A ShelterBox contains a family sized tent designed to withstand the elements. 85 million people around the world are without shelter due to disaster and conflict, the money raised through RAG events this year will help ShelterBox changes this.
More people are surving cancer than ever before, unfortunatley 1000 women still die from breast cancer every month in the UK. Donations made through a sponsored cycle RAG will host with Breast Cancer Now will help fund much needed reasearch.
Everyday, 618 children and young people from across the UK arrive at Great Oromond Street Hospital. Donations made through the Tough Mudder Challenge will help support families and patients as well as fund research.
Supporting people suffering from mental health problems for 70 years. Donations made through The Tough Mudder Challenge will help ensure everyone receives the help they need.