RAG's Big 4 2020/21
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:
Alzheimer’s Society, a national charity, is the UK’s leading dementia charity. They campaign for changes to laws, fund research to find a cure and treatments and offer support to those affected by dementia, either personally or their families. “Someone develops it every three minutes and there’s currently no cure. We know it is scary facing up to it, but we must confront the biggest health and social care challenge of our time.”
Where to find Alzheimer's Society: Alzheimer’s Society offers online Singing for the Brain sessions for Bath residents. They currently don't have an office in the area but are a national charity!
We are Bath Mind, a local and independent mental health charity working throughout B&NES to promote and nurture everyone's mental health. Bath Mind provides wellbeing groups that range from student-based activities and youth transition groups, to community skills workshops and healthy lifestyle sessions. We also run crisis care services across B&NES, like our Breathing Space and corresponding support line, run housing and 1-1 support services, and more. Where to find Bath Mind: Bath Mind has a local office at 10 Westgate Street, Bath, BA1 1EQ and have a fantastic Breathing Space at Oasis Church, Fountain Buildings, Bath, BA1 5DU!
Bath Welcomes Refugees
Bath Welcomes Refugees is a young charity that focuses on bringing security to people persecuted in their own countries and help them settle into life in the United Kingdom. Their campaigns aim to improve the circumstances of refugees. Bath Welcomes Refugees is run by volunteers and also collaborates with other organisations in order to provide the best welcome to refugees in Bath. They aim to maintain a non-partisan stance regarding politics and religion. Where to find Bath Welcomes Refugees: They have a local office, 137 Bradford Rd, Combe Down Bath, and you'll find them around Bath providing meeting places for refugees!
Three Ways School
Three Ways School is a community special school that provides a meaningful, functional and enriching education for over 220 children with a wide range of special educational needs. Three Ways School is divided into 3 departments, Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form, with teams of therapists and staff providing a wide range of additional activities for emotional, social, physical and academic development. “We want to inspire a love of learning in our pupils and inject a sense of fun and positivity in our school environment through a close knit community.” Where to find Three Ways School: Three Ways School is located on 180 Frome Road, Odd Down, alongside their famous 3Cafe!
If you want to get involved with these amazing charities or are interested in being a part of RAG's Big Four, please get in contact with email@example.com! Each year, fundraising events by RAG may be raising money for another charity; this will be clearly labelled if this is the case.