It’s that time of the year, where UP students across different residences, day houses and faculty houses band together with other members of the larger community to organise the annual student-driven fundraising event, RAG of Hope Day.

RAG of Hope Day was created by the UP RAG (Reach Out and Give) Committee, a student-driven organisation dedicated to developing students through participation in fundraising and philanthropy. With the theme of this year’s RAG of Hope Day being “Together We Make the Perfect Blend”, its organisers aim to bring students, staff and members of the public from all walks of life together in using their time, talents and arts and crafts skills to raise money for various charities of their choice, and in contribution to the battle against student hunger.

“Together We Make the Perfect Blend”

The event will take place at Uitspan, Hillcrest Campus on 8 February and will be open to all members of the UP community, as well as the general public at an entry fee of a can of food or a sanitary towel donation. The UP-RAG Society promises a fun-filled day of music, food, sports and games as well as the annual UP’s Got Talent Competition. UP RAG hopes to see the community supporting the day and its cause as they set the pace for a year of giving back to the community. It also encourages lending a helping hand to relief projects aimed at our fellow students, as was the society’s initial intentions in establishing UP’s Rag of Hope Day.

Image: Cletus Mulaudi

By TOCHUKWU ERESIA-EKEA