Festive Fortnight is here!
This year the Students’ Union and RAG are bringing you ‘Festive Fortnight’. We’ll have a variety of volunteering and fundraising activities taking place over the course of two weeks, from 3rd December – 14th December. Below is a list of everything that’s going on and what you need to know, so you don’t miss out on a single thing.
Brand new this year, RAG brings you their 12 Days of Christmas RAGVent. It’s RAG’s very own Advent Calendar helping to raise money for our nominated Charity WMRSASC and giving you the chance to win some amazing prizes!
Each day of RAGVent brings you a new prize and a new opportunity to purchase a strip of tickets to be in with winning any one of these prizes:
- Lush Pamper Evening
- Something special from The Hangar
- Worcester Wolves Tickets for a date of your choosing
- Bill's Hamper, full of goodies
- Wimbledon Tour for Two (Courtesy of Experience Days)
- 2 x Tramps VIP Cards
- £100 Amazon Voucher
- £50 PSW Print Café and Art Supplies Voucher
- Worcester Race Course, 2x Ladies day Tickets
- Toni & Guy, Cut & Colour
- Boston Tea Party Voucher
You can purchase your raffle ticket from Welcome Desk, Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm, or keep an eye out for us at various locations on both campuses over the course of the two weeks. Ticket are £2 for one strip, or £5 for 3 strips.
Winners for each day will be announced between 4:30pm-5pm on Facebook & Instagram (WSU & RAG). A door will be opened each day to reveal the winners’ prize.
Give a gift this Christmas
The Students’ Union is working with Worcester Food Bank to help with their Christmas Present Donation Project. Worcester Foodbank helps local people in crisis to ensure that no one in the local community goes hungry. When the festive period arrives, many families find themselves worrying about what will happen over Christmas and getting themselves into more debt as they try to provide for their children. To prevent this, Worcester Foodbank have expanded their offering and from 26th November to 14th December, they take donations of Christmas presents and then meet with families to best match a present for their child based on their interests.
Below are the guidelines for the collection:
- Presents for children aged 0-18 years old
- Keep Presents unwrapped
No thank you:
- No more than £15
- No clothing items
- No electronics/video games/anything that requires batteries
We will be collecting donations at the Students’ Union, both students and Staff can donate, and these can be dropped off to the Welcome Desk between Mondays – Fridays, 9am - 5pm, up to the 14th December. At the end of the collection they are dropped off to the Foodbank where we will have some of our student volunteers at the ready to wrap.
Micro-volunteering Christmas Cards.
We want students to come and help us make Christmas cards, these will then be donated to Worcester Hospital Children’s Department & Acorn’s Children’s Hospice.
When: 4th December 11am – 3pm
10th December 11am – 3pm
Where: The Hangar (on both days)
Brief Details: All supplies are provided, for every one card you make you can log an hour of volunteering on your V-Record – https://www.worcsu.com/volunteer/hours/
Mature Students’ Food & Poverty Period Drive
Mature Students’ Society will be holding a Food & Poverty Period Drive and donating the products donated to Worcester Food Bank and the Homeless Period. They will be collecting food donations and sanitary products in The Hangar. They will also be around campus for you donate via cash instead.
When: 5th December @ 10am – 3pm
Where: The Hangar
Festive Pat & Chat
The return of our Pat & Chat with a Christmas twist. This is a collaboration with Guide Dogs UK and students are able to spend 10 minutes for a cuddle with one of the Guide Dogs for a small donation.
When: Thursday 6th December @ 12pm – 4pm
Where: The Hangar
Details: £3 donation for 10 minutes with a Guide Dog and their owner/volunteer. You can book your 10 minute slot via https://doodle.com/poll/kifhg8i9bcnc59pe
Christmas Tea Dance and Senior Party
For the first time Worcester Students’ Union has teamed up with the Senior Physical Activity and adapted Sport Programme to form the Christmas Tea Dance and Christmas Senior Party. We will be holding the event on Wednesday 12th December, 2pm – 4pm in The Hangar. Our lovely guests will be treated to a live band, freshly made treats, a raffle with some fabulous prizes, and plenty of dancing!
We will be hosting members of the local community, inviting attendees from the Senior Physical Activity and adapted Sport Programme, and teaming up with Age UK Hereford & Worcester and Alzheimer’s Society to invite their contacts to the event as well. Each attendee secures their place with a £2 donation. The money raised from ticket sales and the raffle will be split 50/50 with Age UK and Alzheimer’s Society.
If you would like to volunteer at this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or if you are member of the local community that would like to attend please also email email@example.com
When: Wednesday 12th December @ 2pm – 4pm
Where: The Hangar