RAG's Big 4 2022/23

Each year, Bath RAG select four charities to support through student-led fundraising events. These events help to raise money for our Big Four, with a small allocation going to the Small Charity Grant and to RAG's operating costs. This year the Big Four, selected by students are:
 

Off the Record (Bath and North East Somerset)

Off the Record aims to improve the emotional health and wellbeing of young people in the BANES area. They provide a range of free services including listening support, an LGBTQ+ focussed youth group and counselling. They also have advocacy and specialist groups, working towards all young people in the area being emotionally healthy, confident and empowered.

 https://www.offtherecord-banes.co.uk/
 


Teenage Helpline

Teenage Helpline provide a 24/7 listening service, with mentors on hand to listen to any issues that a teenager may be facing. They aim to put young people in contact with their peers, but also provide other support and wellbeing resources online. They lead with a youth focus to ensure they are offering what young people may require.

 
https://teenagehelpline.org.uk/
 


1st Impressions

1st Impressions is a charitable organisation that focuses on supporting those who identify as female, with getting back into employment. The first impression at a job interview is incredibly important so 1st Impressions offer coaching and a makeover to help an individuals’ self-confidence and belief. They offer a profiling, interview coaching and a choice of clothing for the interview and the first few weeks of work from a pre-loved donated wardrobe.


https://1stimpressions.org.uk/
 


Food Cycle

Food Cycle offer meals to people who may be more vulnerable, from older people to people who cannot afford food. They provide a free hot meal to anyone who turns up, with an aim to meet new people and have conversations over a meal. They offer this at the Nexus Methodist Church in Bath and are actively fighting for a society where no one is hungry or lonely.

https://foodcycle.org.uk/location/foodcycle-bath/

 

If you want to get involved with these amazing charities or are interested in being a part of RAG's Big 4, please get in touch at rag@bath.ac.uk
 
RAG's Big 4 will receive funds raised for them between 1st August 2022 and 31st July 2023. Fundraising events by RAG may occasionally raise money for another charity, this will be clearly communicated if this is the case.