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26 Jun 2015

Rag raises more than £1 million…again!

Loughborough Students’ Union Rag has once more raised over £1m to help support local and national charities. It is the sixth year running that Rag has broken the £1m barrier.

This year, Loughborough students managed to raise an impressive £1,393,847.08 through a wide range of activities and fundraising events.

Highlights included the Poppy Appeal which raised more than £72,000, a charity cycle from London to Paris which both staff and students signed up to participate in, a charity trek to China for the first time and a raffle which raised over £15,000.

A number of annual favourites also helped contribute to the total, including Beer Keller, a Hunger Games inspired event and ‘Lost’ where students are dropped 100 miles away and have to hitchhike back for charity.  

As well as supporting national charities such as Dementia UK, Make a Wish and Meningitis Research Foundation, the money raised will also go to local charities including Peter Le Marchant Trust, Second Chance Youth Shelter and Minnie’s Friends.

Vice President for Rag for this year, Danni Hitchins, said: “I am so proud of everyone involved in Loughborough Students Rag this year. It has been a tough year for us but the team has handled it all so well and the total they have raised is truly incredible.

“I would like to thank the Rag committee in particular for their hard work and dedication this year, I could not have asked for a better team.”

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Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, putting it among the best universities in the world, and was named University of the Year in the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2015.Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. It was 2nd in the 2015 THE Student Experience Survey and was named Sports University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and Sunday Times. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

In 2015 the University will open an additional academic campus in London’s new innovation quarter. Loughborough University London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will offer postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.

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