Manchester RAG

Manchester RAG is a student-led fundraising group creating events for students to enjoy while raising thousands for charity! We always aim to put on events for students, by students.

Whether you’re interested in cycling across Europe, running away from Manchester in our annual Jailbreak, or even just a Mean Girls themed pub quiz, we’ve got something for everyone.

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The Committee

The activities of RAG are supported by our amazing student committee. Meet the committee for 2018/2019:

Laura Walker -
Piers Hinton & Rachel Thomson -
Lucy Smith -
Lilly Liu -
Rhi Delves -
Jennifer Thomson -
Joe Watts -

We will be running elections for next year’s committee (2019/2020) in march…so keep a look out for updates!

Home Challenges


Sleepout 2019 sees students spend a night camping out to raise money for homelessness charities! This year, RAG is supporting The Mustard Tree, MASH, and The Big Student Sleepout. The event will take place at St Peter's Chaplaincy on 22 March 2019 at 6pm, and end the following morning at 10am. Participants will spend the night taking part in fun activities and getting to know other students.

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Jailbreak is one of RAG's most highly anticipated challenges of the year. Beginning on 5 April 2019, participants have 36 hours to get as far away from Manchester as possible - without spending a penny! Prizes are up for grabs for teams that raise the most money and teams that get the furthest from Manchester!

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International Challenges

Three Peaks Trek - 25-27 June 2019

Conquer three British peaks - Wales' Snowdon, Scotland's Ben Nevis and England's Scafell Pike - in this one whirlwind trekking adventure. This event is raising money in aid of The Children's Society. Initial registration is £75 to secure your place, and you should fundraise £600 before the start of the challenge.

Email Piers Hinton, Three Peaks Challenge Leader at

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London to Paris Cycle - 5-8 July 2019

The three-day cycle begins in the London suburbs, takes you across the channel and through the stunning French countryside to arrive at the Eiffel Tower in the heart of Paris. This event is in aid of Breast Cancer now.

Registration fee is £200, and you should aim to fundraise £975 before the start of the challenge.

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Everest Base Camp - 1-17 Sept 2019

Trek to the base camp of the highest peak in the world - Mount Everest! The trek is 11 days from Sept 1st and the time thereafter can be spent exploring Nepal. This challenge is raising money for Action Against Hunger.

Action Against Hunger are a charity leading the global fight against hunger. They save the lives of children and work with their communities before and after the disaster strikes.

Email Rachel Thomson, Everest Challenge Leader at

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Mount Kilimanjaro - 18 Aug-2 Sept 2019

Take on the ultimate venture, up to Mount Kilimanjaro and across Africa, in this 18 day expedition!

A £295 deposit is taken to claim your place and then you should aim to raise £2990 before the start of the challenge.

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