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Record-breaking RAG Week raises highest ever total for charity

A record-breaking £741 was raised for charity by students during a lively Raise and Give (RAG) Week at College.

This total was the highest amount that has ever been raised during RAG Week and the money was divided between the College’s three supported charities - national charity Cancer Research UK, international charity EducAid and local charity St Francis Hospice.

Along with the £741, an extra £100 was also collected for the Save the Children charity from a Christmas jumper day where staff and students donated money to wear a festive jumper to College.

Donations of food and drinks were also collected during the week and given to the local Havering food bank to be distributed to those residents in need.

Activities during RAG week included a Bake Off competition, FIFA tournament, Bubble Football contest, a dance session, gift wrapping service, food stalls with hot chocolate, cakes and candy floss, open mic sessions, raffles, games, fancy dress, rowing for smoothies and a Christmas market.

Organised by the Student Council and Learning Plus, RAG Week brought the students together in a fun but worthwhile way to express their creativity and also to raise money for charity at the same time.

Vice President of the Student Council, Alice Sellar, said: "I'm really proud of all of the efforts made from our student council during RAG Week.  So many students got involved and helped to raise the amazing amount of £741 which was much more than we have ever raised before.

“The activities were really engaging with all students and I think it was the perfect way to end the term. We hope to get more students involved in the coming Summer Fest and raise even more money for our charities!"