Adopt a Charity

RAG is here to support affiliated Student Groups to run their own charity fundraising events. Queen Mary Students’ Union is a UK registered charity and is subject to charity law, which our student groups also fall into. Because of this, all charity fundraising that our Student Groups do must come through RAG and not through individual groups subs or grants accounts.

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Adopt a Charity is a way in which Student Groups can raise money for charities of their choice. All you need to do is follow the simple steps set out below and then you can start gathering the pennies and pounds for a UK registered charity.
  1. With your members and committee choose a UK registered charity.
  2. Contact to let us know your Student Group who your student group will be fundraising for and what your fundraising plans are. Please give us as much notice as possible- ideally 20 working days minimum. We need to approve your fundraising events and activities before they can be advertised. This is to make sure that they are going to be safe and compliant and set up correctly.
  3. Promote your event and raise some money! You can also contact the RAG Officer for your campus to support with this.
  4. Keep in touch with how your fundraising is going!
  5. Send us photos and details to include in the RAG newsletter at

Please note that, due to Coronavirus, we’re not able to accept cash donations.

  • Get nominated in fundraising award categories for the Students' Union Awards.
  • Bring your student group together to make a difference to the causes that matter to you and have fun in the process!
  • Develop your own skills by organising and planning events while raising money for a good cause.

Fundraising Leaderboard (2019 - 2020)

# Student Group Amount Raised
1QM/BL Isoc£7,119.23
2BL Netball£1,427.64
3BL DentSoc£1,410.98
5BL Boat Club£944.12
6Global Brigades£611.00
7QM Netball£579.82
8Somali Soc£418.87
9BL ACS £400.00

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Raise & Give (RAG)

Contact the RAG team at your Students’ Union with any questions you may have.