University Students Liaise With Manchester United FC To Raise Money For Local Charity

October 14, 2013 6:54 pm

Saturday October the 19th 2013 marks the day that Manchester United, currently 5th place will play against Southampton currently 11th place at Old Trafford, during the match 100 RAG student volunteers will descend upon the stadium dressed in fancy dress ,  giving up their free time to collect spare change, this is to raise money for the Manchester-based Francis House Hospice.

Rag Charity OrganisationRAG stands for Raise and Give, and is the fundraising arm of The University of Manchester’s Students’ Union. The committee puts on creative charity events all through the year, it hopes to beat last year’s total of £296,000. For this particular RAG Raid, volunteers will take to the stadium holding buckets and wearing silly outfits, this is in aid of Francis House Hospice, one of the charities that Manchester United  wholeheartedly support.

The Raid will take place as United verses Southampton, this will be followed by an after party at the Students’ Union and the HMV Ritz to celebrate everyone’s hard work; if you’d like to get involved, use this link to grab your place before they sell out! fred-the-red mascot

Based in Didsbury, Francis House Children’s Hospice was founded in 1990 and offers support and advice to children with life-limiting illnesses as well as for their families. They aim is to make life as normal as possible for the affected child and to ensure that their siblings also get the attention they deserve, support is on going for the family after the child has passed away.

Manchester United have continued a relationship with this charity and are fully supportive of The University of Manchester’s RAG volunteers, who enter the stadium to do good and have loads of fun!

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