This year, for the first time, Body & Soul are going to be attending the RAG Conference. For those of you who don’t know what this is, it’s an annual meeting of student fundraisers and charities from across the country where all things RAG-related are discussed.
In advance of our trip to the RAG Conference 2012, we thought we’d let you all know how best to get involved with fundraising for Body & Soul if you’re a student.
To begin with, here is some information about us: Body & Soul is the pioneering charity supporting children, young people and families who are living with or closely affected by HIV here in the UK.
While the majority of our members come from across London, we also have people travelling across the country to access our services, while our Life in my Shoes campaign is being implemented nationally across secondary schools as well as having already been as far as Washington DC!
If you are on your university RAG committee, we would really love you to get involved! Whether you are interested in RAG raiding for us, competing in a challenge event for us, nominating us as one of your RAG charities for this year, spreading our campaign in your University or setting up an ‘On Campus’ group, we would love to work with you!!
If you are attending the Conference, we will have lots of leaflets, handbooks and stickers to give out, so make sure you come and say ‘Hello’… look for the bright pink stuff and hearts and we’ll probably be nearby.
In the meantime, here is a quick outline of how you could get involved: -
Student Fundraising – We would love you or your RAG to choose us as your charity of the year, or to run (a) specific event(s) for us! We have lots of ideas of what you could do, from auctions to bake sales to balls, and would also encourage anything shoe-related, to tie in with our Life in my Shoes campaign, or anything involving the colours pink (for Body & Soul) or yellow (for LIMS)! However, we also know that you generally know how best to raise money from your fellow students, so whatever works for you is fine by us too!
Body & Soul On Campus – We are looking to set up some groups in Universities across the UK that are external to RAG. These ‘On Campus’ groups would both fundraise for us, and also expand our Life in my Shoes campaign to their own University, delivering our message of empathy while increasing awareness of HIV and issues surrounding it.
If you are interested and would like more information, please drop us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or sign-up at our RAG Conference stall. We look forward to hearing from you, and wish you the best of luck for the next academic year!
Body & Soul