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We ask students who they would like RaG to support every academic year.
We're currently finalising the local, national and international charities that we'll be supporting for the 2021-22 academic year. We want your input! Have your say and vote on the charities you think RaG should fundraise for this year.
We have shortlisted the following three local charities. Find out more below and then select your favourite!
- Hertfordshire Domestic Abuse is a confidential, free, support and signposting service for anyone affected by domestic abuse
- The Living Room supports everyone from Hertfordshire seeking help for an addiction or if you are a family member or carer of someone living with an addiction
- Earthworks support people with learning disabilities to manage 3.5 acres of beautiful eco-gardens in St Albans
We have shortlisted the following three national charities. Find out more below and then select your favourite!
- The Lullaby Trust is the only charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland working specifically to reduce sudden infant death
- Student Minds empower students and members of the university community to look after their own mental health, support others and create change
- The Belay Foundation is dedicated to matching adopters needing in-home support with students looking for meaningful work with vulnerable children
We have shortlisted the following three international charities. Find out more below and then select your favourite!
- Rainforest Trust UK protect threatened tropical forests and endangered wildlife worldwide by partnering with local and community organisations in and around vulnerable areas
- Anti-Slavery International work with local organisations to secure the freedom of those affected by slavery and press for effective implementation of laws against slavery
- Play Action International's mission is to create opportunities for disadvantaged children to learn and develop through play
What are chosen charities?
Each year RaG selects 3 charities (one international, one national and one local) to raise awareness & money for. How are these decided? The RaG committee shortlists 9 charities - so 3 for each sector - and these go out to a student vote. The charities within each sector that receive the most student votes then become our chosen charities.
Societies are very much encouraged to fundraise throughout the year. We know that societies might wish to fundraise for a charity they feel passionate about, as opposed to RaG's chosen charities. We have therefore introduced an Adopt a Charity scheme, whereby societies can select the charity of their choice to raise money for.