We're always pleased to hear about people raising money for Venture Trust, especially when it involves cakes, 'nippy dipping', and guitar solos...
RGU:RAG, Robert Gordon University's charities campaign, have been fantastic supporters of Venture Trust for almost two years. They're always unbelievably enthusiastic about raising money for good causes, and are particularly creative when it comes their annual 'RAG week'. We always look forward to hearing what they've been up to, and they didn't disappoint, as Kyna - RGU:RAG's President, tells us...
Between the 14th and 19th of February RGU:RAG hosted a variety of events to raise money for Venture Trust as part of our annual RAG week. These events ranged from the tame to the wild - including bake sales, an acoustic night, a pub quiz and running into the North Sea, or as we call it, "the nippy dip."
This year one of RGU:RAG's main aims was to maintain and develop our relationships with the charities we fundraise for which is why Venture Trust was nominated as a beneficiary of the money raised during RAG week. Our members are invited to suggest any charity they would like to fundraise for, then we hold a vote on which charity we want to support.
We began raising money for Venture Trust since 2010 and have developed a close relationship with the charity. Several of our members have visited the Venture Trust centre in Applecross over two weekends and helped to paint the buildings.
Exciting news! We’ve secured charity places (at a mega 40% discount) in Scotland’s craziest and most fun outdoor challenge event - the Deerstalker (5k) and the Mighty Deerstalker (10k). There’ll be mud, water, muddy water (!), fancy dress, a whole load of fun, and an after-party beer and music tent. What more could you want?
So join up, take on the challenge, and raise some money for a brilliant cause. We’re asking each person taking up a discounted charity place to commit to raising at least £100 for Venture Trust – and in return we’ll support you to raise the money, cheer you over the finish line, and party with you till the wee sma’ hours.
See you at the start line....!