University of York students take to streets for annual RAG parade

Students take to streets for annual RAG parade

Donna and Richard Fell and their daughter Jasmine, front centre, at the Univeristy of York Rag parade. Their son, Josh, died three years ago aged 15 of sudden arrhythmic death syndrome

Langwith College, which won the best fancy dress award

Students from Goodricke College

Fundraisers from Derwent College

Fundraisers from Halifax college

Students march through Davygate

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ZOMBIES, dalmatians and superheroes took to the streets of York this weekend to raise money for charity.

Students from the University of York took part in the annual Raising And Giving (RAG) parade through the city, with this year’s costumes themed around movies.

About a hundred students from the university’s nine colleges took part in Sunday’s parade, which was the culmination of this year’s fundraising events, and organisers said they were expecting to beat last year’s total.

Lily Greenwood, from the university’s Students’ Union, said: “About a week ago we’d raised £2,000, but I know we’ve raised a bit more.”

This year, the fundraising week – organised by the Students’ Union – will donate all funds to Cardiac Risk in the Young, a charity which helps increase the awareness of conditions that can lead to young sudden cardiac death.

For more information on Cardiac Risk In The Young go to c-r-y.org.uk or to donate go to virginmoneygiving.com/team/YUSURAGWEEK2014

York Press: Fundraising students from Alcuin College
Fundraising students from Alcuin College

York Press: Mascots from the university take to the streets
Mascots from the university take to the streets

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11:49am Mon 24 Feb 14

Ignatius Lumpopo says...

I can't see those two middle-aged blokes in fancy dress - the ones who say they're 'mature' students and who, week in week out, sell rag magazines to unsuspecting tourists in Petergate and St Helen's Square - in any of these photographs. Yet they were out there, in the midst of all the other students, once again this Saturday.

Surely a photograph of them, after all their hard work, would be appropriate? Or didn't they want their photographs taken?
I can't see those two middle-aged blokes in fancy dress - the ones who say they're 'mature' students and who, week in week out, sell rag magazines to unsuspecting tourists in Petergate and St Helen's Square - in any of these photographs. Yet they were out there, in the midst of all the other students, once again this Saturday. Surely a photograph of them, after all their hard work, would be appropriate? Or didn't they want their photographs taken? Ignatius Lumpopo
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