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RAG (Raising and Giving) is the fundraising arm of the LSE Students' Union - join us to make change! Party, collect, hitch, climb, dance, trek (and more) with us! #EatSleepRaiseRepeat #NoRAGrets

About us

Join RAG if you want to make change through a diverse mix of events, campaigns and activities, in support of a variety of causes. We are a platform for change-making—whether small or big—through fundraising, spreading awareness and campaigning, volunteering, and more.

Together, we fundraise around £70,000 - £80,000 each year! 


We will focus on fundraising for 2 annual charities this year (1 'local' and 1 'national'/ 'international' charity), which will be voted in by the student body in September/October. LSE and LSESU have also partnered with St Mungo's, a UK homelessness charity, and RAG will be heavily involved in fundraising for them as well; read about the partnership here! We also fundraise on smaller scales for various other charities throughout the year! 


As the fundraising arm of the Student's Union, we offer assistance with all fundraising by students and societies on campus. This means that we are a gateway to most of the big societies at LSE.

We can provide you with planning, as well as logistical and marketing support, so please message us with any wonderful fundraising ideas you have or any great charities you think we should be supporting!


RAG membership is FREE this year - everyone is welcome here! Members will be the first to hear about our new events and opportunities in a tailored newsletter. You will also get priority access to socials and events.

Events and Activities


(Lots more to be added)

  • The RAG Band (Fresher’s week, September 19 to 24)
    The LSE-only freshers’ week clubbing experience, but this year it's more than just clubbing with Bingo Lingo and a Streetfood Festival! Get your RAG Band here!
  • Campaigns and Fundraisers (e.g. charity art sale in October)
  • RAG Week - a week of school-wide fundraising activities; we will host a series of events in collaboration with other societies. In 2018 these included: the 24-hour gameathon, talks, the rowathon, a charity netball match and a vintage clothes sale.
  • Fashion Society x RAG LSE Fashion Show
    (Lent Term)
    Last year, for the very first time, we co-hosted the LSE fashion show. Following its success, we plan to do it again!
  • Internal Challenges such as Jailbreak (get as far away from London as possible without spending any money while raising money for charity!)
  • External Challenges
    In partnership with ‘Choose a Challenge,’ LSE students will have the opportunity to:
    1) Trek The 3 Peaks (highest mountains in England, Scotland & Wales) & fundraise for Amnesty International in June 2022  
    2) Climb Mount Kilimanjaro & fundraise for Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) - Aug/Sep 2022
    3) Join the London to Paris Cycle & fundraise for WWF - Aug/Sep 2022
  • Socials and Volunteering 

Contact Us

If you'd like to get involved or find out more: