Raise and Give Conference 2014

[Brad Johnson | Deputy Editor]

During the summer break, your VP Democracy & Services Jack Amos and three students from Herts travelled to York University for the annual RAG Conference.

This was an amazing opportunity to network with other Raise and Give teams in the country and meet some fantastic charities that Herts may wish to work with in the next academic year.

Gemma Fulton, Event Logistics & Collections Coordinator for Herts RaG said, “I was delighted to be chosen to go to RAG Conference with the team and I can’t wait to implement what we have learnt on the trip in my new role.”

On Day two of the Conference, Jack Amos ran for election for the board of NaSFA at their annual AGM. Amos was successful in taking his place on the board.

The conference also included the annual FIG National Student Fundraising Awards 2014 in association with ESSA’, where Amos was nominated for Student Fundraiser of the Year.

The team met with some of the charities Herts RAG is already working with such as East African Playgrounds and Hope for Children whom Amos travelled to Uganda with at the beginning of September.

They also met with Make a Wish Foundation and the Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust regarding possible Awareness Campaigns during RAG Week.

Amos said, “The conference gave the whole team some fantastic ideas that I can’t wait to bring back to Herts.”

The conference concluded on the Thursday afternoon after an enjoyable Awards Evening at the National Railway Museum. The whole team headed back to Hatfield or their hometowns to enjoy the rest of the summer break before Freshers.

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Raise and Give Conference 2014