RAG Challenges


From one-off volunteering opportunities with bucket collections to year long fundraising challenges like the Machu Picchu Trek with Childreach International, RAG has activities for everyone. If you’re feeling adventurous or a bit of wanderlust, every year RAG runs a host of international challenges that take their RAG lets across the globe. This year’s challenge portfolio includes the Machu Picchu trek and Uganda Playgrounds, that will take fundraisers to epic heights and even more spectacular vistas. One off events happen throughout the year which can be viewed on our annual calendar. Projects include our RAG week happening on the 12th - 17th of February.

Who are the challenges, events and projects for?

Absolutely everyone! RAG runs a casino nights,chicken nugget eating competitions, black-tie formals, skydives, pool tournaments, a university-wide bucket raid, and pretty much anything else you can think of. If you’re interested in working for charity we want to hear from you.

Our events raise money for our 3 annually selected charities, who carry out fantastic work from South East London to around the globe. All of our work running LSBSU RAG’s best events and challenges is focused on raising money for our four charities and creating the next generation of leaders in the Charity Sector.


2017/2018 CHALLENGES

Great Wall of China for Hope for Children



Pass through landscapes little-changed in centuries. Discover not only the seldom-visited rural landscapes along the Great Wall, but also the bustling city life of Northern China.


Trip duration: 12 days (inc. 8 days trekking)


Hope for Children to enables vulnerable children to experience a happy childhood by improving their access to education and healthcare, and empowering families to support themselves.

Find out more: https://www.chooseachallenge.com/china


Santa Run for Rethink Mental Illness

This fantastic festive fun event is a great way to get you and your friends in the festive spirit as you join over 4,000 Santas to run, jog or walk the 5k course in 2018! This one is more about 'taking part' not 'winning' so you can run, jog or walk – you decide.


Date: 2nd December
Registration Fee: £25
Minimum Fundraising Target: £100


Challenges coming soon... 

Three Peaks for Meningitis Research Foundation

This trek will see you walk 25 miles, climb over 5,200 feet and summit the highest mountains of England, Wales and Scotland back-to-back. Are you up to one of Britain’s toughest challenges?
Trip duration: 2 days

MRF want a world free from meningitis and septicaemia – they fund life-saving research and provide support for those who have been affected. Students are one of the most at-risk groups of contracting these deadly diseases, which is why working with students is so important to MRF.  

Details TBC in January 
Find out more: https://www.chooseachallenge.com/threepeaks


Abseil down Broadgate for Maggie

Maggie’s are offering you the chance to abseil down one of London’s tallest skyscrapers! How would you like to abseil down Broadgate tower and raise vital funds for Maggie’s?
Soaring 540 ft above you, This iconic building offers stunning views of London.. but could you walk off the side? 
Maggie’s helps anyone affected by cancer. At Maggie’s anyone can talk to and get support from a range of professionals. Their 21 Centres are staffed by Cancer Support Specialists, Benefits Advisors, Nutritionists, therapists and Psychologists, all providing support in whichever way best suits anyone impacted by cancer.

Details TBC in January 

East African Playgrounds

What is East African Playgrounds?

The  Gorilla Trek is the ultimate African adventure. Allowing you to trekking through the amazing landscape, walk with the last remaining silver-back mountain gorillas as well as live and volunteer within a local community.  




Find our more: https://www.eastafricanplaygrounds.org/Pages/Category/uganda-gorilla-trek























Skydiving for Mind

Experience the biggest adrenalin rush of your life! Skydive for Mind in 2018 and help make sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone. 

Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem. But hundreds of thousands of people are still struggling. Mind believe no-one should have to face a mental health problem alone. They'll listen, give you support and advice, and fight your corner.  

Details TBC in January


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