Cages, stages, buckets and bars - it must be RAG Week!

Posted by mjs76 at Nov 15, 2010 05:05 PM |
It is indeed RAG Week 2010 all this week at the University of Leicester as our normally sombre and sedate students go slightly crazy in the cause of charity.

Things kick off tonight (Monday 15 November) with Battle of the Dances as teams from across the Midlands compete on the O2 Academy stage in a variety of styles from street to tap. Doors at 7.30pm, first act on-stage at 8.00pm, six quid on the door, all proceeds to Children in Need.

On Tuesday the Union’s Sabbatical Officers (‘sabbs’) will be locked in cages in the area between the Charles Wilson Building and the Library, and only released when a sufficient sum has been raised.

Wednesday see the regular Red Leicester night rebranded as RAG Leicester with proceeds going to Childreach International, while Thursday will feature an army of fancy-dress clad students rattling buckets across campus for Children in Need.

And on Friday, there’s a bar crawl. There’s always a bar craw during RAG Week. It’s a tradition or an old charter or something.

Last year more than £2,300 was raised during RAG Week with more than £35,000 raised throughout the year. The 2010/11 RAG team aim to shatter that record.

Anyone who wants to get involved will be very welcome – just contact