19 Things You’ll Understand If You Did RAG at University
Everyone knows Raising and Giving is important. But it’s going the extra mile that makes it memorable.
1. You’ve become an expert at pestering ALL of your friends into buying overpriced tickets for tombolas, raffles and pantos.
All in the name of RAG.
2. And if they refuse, you guilt-trip them with all the good causes that the money is being raised for.
3. Last-minute props are now your speciality.
Cardboard is your best friend when you have to make costumes for 50 people for a RAG parade.
Mario and his motly crew! pic.twitter.com/R8Yai0g9
— UCLU RAG (@UCLUandRUMSRAG) July 23, 2012
4. Realising that loose change gets really heavy and the quality of your bucket is everything.
— Leeds RAG (@LeedsRAG) September 24, 2014
5. And who needs the gym when you can walk around town all day with buckets of coins?
— James Ananthakumar (@jamesa18) November 1, 2013
6. You abandon all sense of dignity and feel no shame doing raids looking like this…
7. And you always lose your voice.
Not because of nights out, but because of a day spent shouting and singing at the general public.
8. Either becoming a master baker, or a master of eating cakes. Or both.
Cake sale at falmer house for the british heart foundation! Yuuuum pic.twitter.com/ct73yj6FPD
— Sussex RAG (@SussexUniRAG) February 14, 2014
9. There is no such thing as ‘cancelled due to bad weather’.
Come rain or shine, the show must go on.
10. Getting into turf wars with other buskers and charity collectors and not knowing how to react.
11. Thinking you’re going to get nowhere doing Jailbreak but ~somehow~ pulling it off.
12. And if you’ve done that or LOST, you know it’s an experience you’ll never forget.
Also.. This view though. pic.twitter.com/MDeCls921j
— Edinburgh RAG (@EdinburghRAG) February 13, 2015
13. Finding a whole new level of respect for people who do charity work.
And also realising how unreasonable it is to think they should know everything about what they’re raising for.
14. Feeling weirdly happy and proud whenever someone does throw money into your bucket.
15. Unlike most students, you know that Freshers’ Week is the second most important week on the student calendar.
16. Learning new things about yourself.
Like how far you’re willing to go to raise money.
One slice left!!! pic.twitter.com/s4WM3lXG
— Cardiff RAG (@cardiff_rag) November 15, 2012
17. And discovering that RAG members do in fact throw the best socials.
— Cardiff RAG (@cardiff_rag) August 27, 2014
18. You make some amazing friends on the RAG team.
Because when you’ve danced in the rain and painted gigantic cardboard signs at midnight together, that’s the kind of bond that can’t be broken.
19. And in the end you walk away with more merch and random fancy dress items than you know what to do with.
— Kent RaG (@Kent_RaG) October 19, 2015
Raising and giving doesn’t have to end when uni does.
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