University Of Chichester RAG Race

By | 11th May 2017

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University Of Chichester RAG Race

University Of Chichester RAG Race

Date: Saturday 01 April 2017
Time: 9am – 11:59pm

Location: Bognor Regis

Its the annual Rag Race, it’s the 1 day of the year that students take over Bognor Regis pubs and clubs all in the name of charity. Pay your entrance, get your route map and wristband and help raise money for this years charity of year.

Here it is, the invite to the BIGGEST FUNDRAISING EVENT of the student calendar and all for charity…. the OFFICIAL RAG RACE 2017!!!

It is a day when everybody dresses up in fancy dress (which some students spend months making themselves!!!) and go on a specific route around Bognor Regis to a number of licensed public houses and food outlets, all who have given a charitable donation to be involved in the event. Please do not visit venues that are not on the route as they have not contributed to the charity.

Last year (2016) had a turnout of over 2000 people who all had nothing but positive comments about the event ranging from how much fun people had had to how well the event itself had been organised and ran.

The day is an enjoyable one by all, ranging from the students, the venue owners as well as the local residents of the Bognor Regis town, so much so that it has now become a tradition that has happened for at least 30 years.

Each time the RAG Race has been organised the event has raised a huge amount for charity, with around £10,000 being raised each year!

************************ON THE DAY************************

The Hub (Bognor Campus Students’ Union bar) doors open at 9am to start selling wristbands & lanyards with event maps to start you off on your ultimate party adventure. Opening times of all other venues are stated on the event maps.

Wristbands & Lanyards are just £5 this year for current students and £10 for non students. All proceeds are going to this years selected RAG charity, Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity

https://rainbowtrust.org.uk/

YOU MUST BRING ID FOR THIS EVENT.

Current students bring your student ID card or a copy of your sonar record. If you bring ID, but not evidence that you are a current student, then you WILL be charged as a non student.

Non students (graduates,etc) you must bring either your passport or driving licence. NO other forms of ID will be accepted.

********ABOUT THE CHARITY YOU ARE RAISING MONEY FOR********

Rainbow Trust supports families who have a child aged 0-18 years of age with a life threatening or terminal illness and need the bespoke support we offer.

Today there are an estimated 49,000 children and young people in the UK living with a life limiting or life threatening condition who may require palliative care (University of Leeds, 2011). Many of these children and their families are able to cope or are not in a ‘crisis situation’. However, thousands of families have to face the very real possibility that their child may die and struggle to cope on a day to day basis.

We support these families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness and are in the greatest need. Our Family Support Workers provide a life line to these families and children. We support the whole family including parents, carers, the unwell child, brothers, sisters and grandparents. They bring support and help to families who so desperately need it at home, in hospital and in the community. Any family can receive support from the moment of their child or young person’s diagnosis.

Registered Charity No.1070532. Company limited by guarantee. Registered in England No. 3585123

https://rainbowtrust.org.uk/

You MUST have a lanyard pack to gain entry into Sheiks for the middle of the day and again that night.
**************DO’S AND DON’TS ON THE DAY*************

DO:

HAVE FUN
WEAR A COSTUME
LOOK AFTER EACH OTHER
USE TOILETS ON THE ROUTE AND AT DESIGNATED VENUES
BE MINDFUL OF YOUR LANGUAGE
RESPECT THE PUBLIC AND LOCAL RESIDENTS
RESPECT THE VENUES THAT ARE ON THE DESIGNATED ROUTE
DRINK RESPONSIBLY
DRINK WATER/SOFT DRINKS REGULARLY
MAKE SURE YOU EAT

DON’T:

DRINK ALCOHOL ON THE STREET
DON’T TAKE ANY FORM OF ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES
URINATE ON PUBLIC PROPERTY OR STREETS
*£90 ON THE SPOT POLICE FINES ARE IN PLACE IF ANYONE IS CAUGHT BREAKING ANY OF THESE LAWS.
WEAR BLACKFACE OR DRESS IN ANY ATTIRE THAT COULD CAUSE OFFENCE
***WELFARE CREW/MARSHALLS WANTED FOR RAG RACE 2017!***

In organising the biggest event of the student Calendar the Students’ Union is committed to the safety of everyone taking part!

As such, the Students’ Union are looking for responsible people to be part of our Welfare Crew on the day.

These individuals will be responsible for ensuring that people are kept hydrated, have medical support, assistance and be able to recognise issues and contact the relevant support staff where required. They will work closely with the security, police, local organisations and Students’ Union staff to make sure the event is a success and enjoyable one for all.

In return for their contribution to the running of this event, the Welfare Team will receive:
Full training
RAG Pack
Volunteer recognition
Free lunch
Transport

Applicants will not be allowed to consume alcohol before or during their allocated shift. Once the shift is over you may do as you so wish.

If you are interested in being part of the success of RAG Race 2017 or wish to know more then please register via https://www.ucsu.org/activities/volunteering/opportunity/39/

or alternatively email Casper Beade Rioseco (UCSU Volunteering & Activities Coordinator) at d.beade@chi.ac.uk

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 17th March 2017 and is on a 1st come 1st served basis as places are limited.