Queens’ Combined Charities
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Laura Hall – lh427
A range of charities are well represented at Queens’ and in Cambridge generally, working for the homeless in the area (Streetbite), and for causes worldwide (Amnesty). The University charity is RAG, of which there is a Queens’ College branch. Queens’ also supports QCOEF, a joint overseas enabling fund with Clare College. Charities within Queens’ are being given an overhaul in structure this year, so watch this space and please get involved!
Handcuffing, nakedness, breaking of jail: not the kind of thing you usually want to tell your Mum about. But somehow, when in the name of charity, it all becomes ok. Each year, Cambridge RAG (Raising and Giving) raises money for 10 selected charities, local, national and international. Last year we raised over £170 000 through a combination of college-based and university-wide events. In recent years, Queens’ students have ‘dared to bare’ for a Naked Calendar, been handcuffed together, partied like children at formal and promised their services at auction, as well as always showing plentiful enthusiasm for university-wide events such as the pyjama pub crawl, Blind Date and the hugely popular Jailbreak. If standing around with a bucket is more your style, you can try raiding in Cambridge city centre (more fun than it sounds, especially when done in fancy dress), and go on free day trips to London – provided you’re prepared to raise some money while you’re there! In whatever way you choose to support us, by joining the committee, helping to organize the events or even just turning up to join in the fun, you are helping to make RAG a success, so get involved!