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RAG Week 2011

RAG Week 2011

This years RAG week was a huge success with nearly £3000 being raised for our charities - the Children's Hospital Wallace and Grommit Appeal and the Crisis Centre, which supports people who are homeless or struggling with addiction with food, advice and accomodation. The main events included the quiz night, the sponsored abseil and the dressing up days, but a significant chunk of the money came in through lots of smaller activities organised by particular students and tutor groups - cake sales, tea and toast morning, film night, raffles, naming a teddy bear, car-washing, busking, throwing wet sponges at teachers, and not to be outdone, throwing more wet sponges at the senior students.

Bucketing!
The week always begins with worries about how much money is coming in but then the bags of cash start appearing from all over the place as people give generously and we always end up surprised by what has been achieved. This years fantastic group of senior students deserve massive credit for their amazing organisation and commitment, but this year was notable for more people getting involved and making an effort - which makes all the difference.