30th April 2004

 

MONEY ROLLS IN FOR RAG WEEK

 

The first RAG week at the University of Lincoln for over four years proved a huge success.

 

Students raised over £4,000 for local and national charities by participating in numerous wacky events throughout the week.

 

RAG (Raise and Give) week kicked off on Monday 19th April with a RAG balloon race and ended with a car boot sale seven days later.

 

Other events included a parade through the city centre, a bad taste pub crawl and a sponsored litter-pick around the Brayford Pool and West End areas of the city.

 

One of the most popular events was the Battle of the Bands.  The competition went on throughout the week and was finally won by Captain Dangerous.

 

Money raised went to a number of local and national charities including, Children in Need, the Teenage Cancer Trust, Lincoln Homestart, Shelter, Lincoln Community Partnership Programme and Everyman.

 

“I hope that in years to come it will become a regular and high-profile event at this university,” said Pippa Simmons, Students’ Union Co-operative Deputy President Education and Welfare.

 

The current total raised is £3,996 and there are still monies to be counted.

 

For more information contact:

Lindsey Bird, Assistant Press Officer

01522 886244                                   lbird@lincoln.ac.uk

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