It's RAG time!
Press release issued: 17 February 2005
Bristol University's 80th Annual RAG (Raising and Giving) Procession will hit the streets this Saturday [February 19].
Taking part in the Procession will be a marching band, floats decorated by student halls of residences and a selection of American trucks.
The Lord Mayor of Bristol, Councillor Simon Cook, will open the Procession on the Downs, Parry's Lane, at 1 pm. The floats will then proceed down Whiteladies Road to the Triangle, down Park Street and around Broadmead before making their way up Park Street to finish at the Students' Union on Queen's Road.
Zoe Thomas, RAG Officer, said: "This year we have broken all RAG records and have raised over £80,000 in just five months. The Procession has been an annual tradition for 80 years and will mark the start of RAG Week.
"RAG week consists of activities organised by University students in aid of local charities and we hope to raise at least £7,000. We look forward to welcoming local people to the festivities."
The RAG procession takes place from1 to 3 pm.
RAG Week takes place from Saturday 19 to Sunday 27 February.
RAG is a student charity fundraising body that succeeds in raising significant amounts of money for local and national charities throughout the year.
With over 1,500 members, RAG is the biggest and oldest student society at Bristol University.