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Raise and Give falls short

Oxford SU’s charity fundraising organisation Raise and Give (RAG) made just £800 at their annual 2016 ball, compared to an average fundraising total of £3,633 over the past five years.

RAG also raised an overall net total of £35,000 for all of their events in 2016/17, compared witha £59,910.62 average over the past five years.

At RAG’s central fundraising event of 2016, The Mad Hatter ball, student organisers raised
£37,885.63, but spent £37,085.16, bringing the net total of money raised for charity that evening to £800.47.

In the academic year 2016/17, RAG raised £106,806.78, and spent £72,177.14.
The net money raised that year stood at £34,629.64.

This compares to an average net figure of £ 59,910.62 going back to 2012.
Oxford SU’s Head of Student Engagement and Communications, Emily Beardsmore, told Cherwell: “RAG is a Student led group any one can get involved and run for the committee.

“The Committee changes each year and each committee has different priorities.

“Oxford SU will continue to support students to raise money for charity.”

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