With joy, we present you the charities RAGweek Nijmegen will make effort for. Right to play and Stichting De Hond Kan De Was Doen. We will do our best this year to raise as much as possible for these amazing organisations
Right To Play
Right To Play is a global organization that protects, educates and empowers children to rise above adversity using play. By harnessing play, one of the most powerful and fundamental forces in a child’s life, we help 1.9 million children each week to stay in school and out of work, to prevent life-threatening diseases like HIV and malaria and to stay safe from exploitation and abuse. We are the only global development organization focused exclusively on using play to transform the lives of children and youth impacted by poverty, war, disease and inequality. Established in 2000, Right To Play is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and has programs in 15 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and North America.
Stichting De Hond Kan De Was Doen Raises funds for people in desperate need of a guide dog. These dogs need a long education and in many cases, these educations are too expensive or practically impossible for the person in need. De Hond kan de Was Doen makes sure that the dog and patient get educated on how to work with each other, to make the quality of life for the patient much higher
The RAGweek itself will the from the 8th to 15th of April 2021, so save the date in your agenda, more information about the activities planned will follow later!
Now that the RAGweek is over, we would like to thank all our sponsors who made this week possible!
Under “Programme”, you can now find the activities that will be organised during the RAGweek!
This years RAGweek will take place from the 4th of March until te 11th of March! We will support Stichting Free a Girl and de Voedselbank Nijmegen-Overbetuwe!
At the 2th of September, we switched to our new board! We are really looking forward to the coming year and hope to raise as much money as we can for our charities.
We proudly present the prospective board of Stichting RAGweek 2019-2020:
Chair: Irma Lemmen
Secretary: Riley Kapelle
Treasurer: Noortje te Molder
Boardmember Sponsoring: Marieke Elderman
Boardmember Activities: Walthièro van der Kamp
From the 2nd of September they will be very busy with organising another great RAGweek! We wish them a lot of fun and the best of luck!
We are proud to announce that with the 12th edition of the RAGweek the total amount of €29.015,385 was gathered for Villa Pardoes and the Plastic Soup Foundation. We want to thank everybody that has supported the RAGweek, organised an activity, made a donation or has enjoyed from what the RAGweek had to offer!
Thursday was a great day! During the day, GSV Excalibur held a book sale, in the afternoon the CPO had a drink in the RAGbar and we also visited the Marie Curie beer auction. In the evening, we split up in pairs to stop by all the activities organized that evening. Dorans, Stuban, AEGEE and Dance Fever organized a scavenger hunt named Kapitein Koek: Escape the city and Ikara spinned the wheel at the USA party. Laura and Alex visited the Jolly Jumper drink and the auction drink of InTenS, where they had the highest bid for a games evening with the board! The members of Mycelium, Umoja and GWS showed their musical side during Social Sounds and Sanne and Liese showed themselves from their slightly less musical side during FC Sophia’s Karaokenight. Plica Vocalis tested its members on their knowledge during the Millennials Pub Quiz, Meersterlijk gave away big prizes during their bingo and CognAC welcomed Patrick, Laura and Ikara at their open party Algorythmic. It has been a succesful day!
The RAGweek has started! Yesterday we kicked off the RAGweek with the Fancy Fair: sixteen stalls gathered at the Erasmusplein, where people could stop by to eat cupcakes, throw cake at someone’s face, meet our charities and more. In the afternoon we we also started with RAGsmakelijk, during the RAGweek you can donate 50 cents with your meal at Het Gerecht, Café C, De Haardt and FNWI or you can taste our RAG coffee special or RAG sandwich at DE Cafe. Also, during the RAGweek you can drink a beer at the RAGbar from 16:00 on in CultuurCafé.
In the evening the RAGrun organised by Carolus Magnus took place followed by the RAGrun afterparty. We also took a look at the Men’s auction of Faunus and ofcourse our own party VUURROOD took place in Gas19! Comrade Winston, Philosopher, HAAT, Mofro and Oakwood played until the early hours.
We are proud to present you the two charities of the RAGweek 2019:
National: Villa Pardoes
Villa Pardoes (October 2000) is an initiative that was set up to enable parents and sick children to have a holiday week, which makes the family forget the illness or condition of the child as much as possible. Children can be children again, parents can relax and possibly share experiences with fellow-sufferers. In Villa Pardoes, adventures are experienced together, with family and friends. Villa Pardoes is , for a week, the warm nest where you come home after a day full of fun activities.
Villa Pardoes exists thanks to the efforts of a large number of volunteers, employees and sponsors who find it important that seriously ill children also have an unforgettable holiday.
International: Plastic Soup Foundation
The Plastic Soup Foundation was established in February 2011, with the intention to prevent as much unnecessary plastic use as possible. This organization works according to a fixed approach with the following spearheads: Be Aware (increased awareness about problematic plastic use), Get Educated (development of educational programs and increase of information dissemination) and Find Solutions (finding possibilities to make the plastic soup disappear as much as possible).
This year the RAGweek will take place for the 12th time from february 20 to 27. The money that we will raise together will be donated to the two charities.