Every year DUSA The Union supports one locally based charity chosen by you. We call this RAG (Raising and Giving).
This Year’s RAG Charity
Dundee Marrow This is a small student branch of the national charity, Anthony Nolan. At marrow they sign up willing volunteers to the register on behalf of Anthony Nolan (by spitting in a tube). If a potential donor is found to be a match for a patient on the bone marrow list, they are contacted by Anthony Nolan and asked to give a one-time donation of bone marrow or stem cells. Donors save hundreds of lives each year. They have set goals to raise more awareness for blood diseases and for the work that Anthony Nolan does and raising funds for recruiting more donors.
This past year our VPF fundraised in various ways, including running two book fairs allowing student to sell on their used an unwanted books. £1 from every book sold was donated to our RAG charity. In addition, a number of societies on campus decided to donate money they raised, this very generous gesture was highly appreciated by the Dundee Marrow. Moreover, RAG was awarded £5000 from the University after achieving NSS target engagement score.
Their vision: To save and improve the lives of everyone who needs a stem cell transplant.
Raised in 2017/2018 for Dundee Marrow
Let DUSA sell your books for you
Give your old books to us and we will sell them for you in September! Pop by The Hive (Level 4, DUSA) 11am-3pm and register them for our next Book Fair. £1 of the sale will be donated to our RAG charity, the rest is all yours!
- Print the book registration form found on this page
- Fill it out listing all the books you would like to sell
- Drop your books off with the form at The Hive
Want to get Involved?
RAG is always looking for volunteers and for a new ways to increase involvement and awareness. So if fundraising is your passion, or you have a suggestion then please get in touch! Try out something new, learn some simple ways to give back, help others by making lifelong friends and have an amazing time whilst doing it! Want some more information or advice? Just fill out this form and our VPF will get in touch soon.
Our Previous RAG Charities
MS Therapy Centre
£7,300 raised in 2016/17
Children of Rwanda
£8500 raised in 2015/16
The Women’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre
£3500 raised in 2014/15
Help for Kids
£13000 raised in 2013/14
At the beginning of each academic year, we let the students of Dundee choose a new local charity, which we will support and fundraise for all year long. If you are a University of Dundee student and know a charity registered in Dundee, you can nominate that charity in the upcoming RAG elections. Visit this page in August 2018 to find out more and make your nomination.