Myerscough RAG week raises £615

Tuesday 21 Feb 2017

Myerscough College’s Student Union collected £615 from their annual Raise & Give (RAG) Week activities.


The week-long event included several gate collections at the College’s campus entrances, as well as a fancy dress-up day, and the opportunity to throw wet sponges at staff members, including Myerscough’s Heads of F.E, H.E & the Vice Principal, in addition to staff from equine and animal studies, who volunteered to go in the stocks.

The students also took part in an agricultural auction at Brock Auction Mart, with the Myerscough pantomime horse available as a lot, with the highest bidder getting six hours of student labour.

Jake Jones, Student Union Liaison Officer, said: “We raised a fantastic amount again. The volunteer students got to do all sorts of different activities to raise money for their chosen Charity of the Year.

‘’Student President, Rebecca Fitzsimmons, and the rest of the Students Union have worked hard to make this year’s RAG Week hugely successful, for a very worthwhile cause.

‘’We’re donating all profits to the PDSA, a veterinary charity that provides treatment to sick and injured pets without charging fees, relying solely on donations to continue their amazing work.’’

Rebecca Fitzsimmons, Myerscough Student President, said: ‘’This year we made RAG Week a cross-College event so that staff and students alike could be involved and support this very worthwhile charity, and join in the spirit of RAG Week whilst having some fun.’’

by Dave Salmon

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