Owain Harries, RAG Chair
Hey! My name is Owain and I'm the RAG Chair for the 19/20 academic year. This year we are going to push Raising and Giving hard this year by running some great events and helping you guys run and promote yours! I really want to help us get stuck in with the local community and do some amazing fundraising, so we can raise as much as possible for our chosen charities and the ones you want to help! We would love to hear all the ideas you have so feel free to get in contact!
Make Sure Charity is a Key Part of Union Decision-Making and Policy
With the RAG Chair on the Community Zone, I really want to work with the other zones and narrow focus onto RAG for union decision-making, emphasising the importance of all RAG work in our community.
Encourage partnerships with schools and other organisations for charity fundraising events
I think we should be working with local schools to help with their charity work. By working in partnership with these schools we can help them do even bigger and better things for the charities they want to support and we would do this alongside and with widening participation to ensure we can reach as many people as we possibly can.
Provide support and encouragement for all societies and clubs, especially smaller ones that might not have the number and/or resources to run an event of a larger scale.
For example, publicity, smaller societies with fewer people may find it more difficult to reach the over 16,000 students here. But with the support from the RAG Chair in this and other ways we can reach a much larger number and do even greater things! I would work with the Team Surrey and Societies Chair to ensure that all these clubs and societies are supported through the year, especially RAG week.
You can download my manifesto here: Harries Owain RAG Chair.pdf