RAG Machu Picchu Trek
In a previous blog post I mentioned how actively involved Warwick students are with charities, from societies organising pub quizzes for charity to collections outside the library. One of the most exciting ways to fundraise though is undoubtedly through RAG (which stands for Raising and Giving) since they organise a variety of experiences and events to raise money for many different charities. One such challenge is a Machu Picchu trek,and in fact two of my flatmates are going on this in September!
The aim of the trek is to raise money for Make-A-Wish UK, which is a charity that grants wishes to children and young people who are diagnosed with a life-threatening condition. This gives them magical memories for the whole family to share or equipment which may improve a person’s quality of life. During the trek, the fundraisers will be following the Inca Trail, overcoming personal obstacles, and all the while raising money for such a worthwhile charity- which sounds like an amazing way to spend a few weeks!
At Warwick I am constantly overawed by students’ charity events, and how generous everyone is with their time and money. There are so many charitable opportunities for those wishing to help those less fortunate than themselves, which is an amazing thing about this university. I know that there is going to be lots of hard work in the months ahead for all of those involved in this challenge- and the other RAG experiences- but am certain that it will all be worth it in the end! I wish everyone the best of luck!