Warwick RAG team

3 February 2017

We’re proud to announce that we have been chosen by Warwick RAG (Raising and Giving) as their RAG Week charity of the year.

Every year the student-led group arrange a week-long fundraiser for their chosen charity. Patrick Lavery, President of Warwick RAG commented: “We have chosen to support YMCA during our RAG Week as we believe homelessness is a huge problem in the Coventry and Warwickshire area. We all have a part to play in breaking down stigma around homelessness and contributing to help those in this vulnerable situation. We hope to work with YMCA Coventry & Warwickshire during our RAG Week to help raise funds and awareness on campus of this growing problem.”

A host of events will take place next week including a student showing of ‘Pursuit of Happyness’, Musical Bingo, Pie in the face, Disco soup, a bar crawl, a Homelessness debate and a second sponsored Sleep Easy to take place on campus.

Lisa Carroll, Fundraising Manager at YMCA Coventry & Warwickshire added: “We are delighted to have been chosen by Warwick RAG as their charity partner this year. This is a fantastic opportunity for young people to make a direct impact on the lives of other young people within the community. It’s been a pleasure to work with the RAG Week Committee and I wish them every success in their fundraising efforts”.