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All in the name of charity

22/02/2012
They dressed as animals, kidnapped the president, and presented a 48-hour radio show, all in the name of charity - students at Middlesex University have raised more than £1,000 for three good causes.

They dressed as animals, kidnapped the president, and presented a 48-hour radio show, all in the name of charity - students at Middlesex University have raised more than £1,000 for three good causes.

A week of special fundraising events included a stunt which saw the students’ union president Manoj Iyer ‘kidnapped’ and only released when a ransom of £100 had been raised, the student radio station running a show non-stop for 48 hours, a pub quiz and fancy-dress collection ‘raids’.

Held as part of Middlesex University’s Raise and Give (RAG) initiative – a week of events raising money for charities. The money raised will be split between three charities chosen by students: War Child, Orchid, and Body & Soul.

RAG society president Manuel Padovan said: “We’ve really enjoyed what we have done - raising awareness of RAG and these three charities has created a real buzz on campus. It’s been a great experience and we are delighted with the amount we have generated.”

Fellow organiser and RAG treasurer Naomi Graham added: “The on campus collections and the pub quiz were the highlights. We’ve got more people involved as the week has gone on - hopefully they’ll take on the responsibility for next year’s RAG Week.”

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