Keele students on parade to raise money for charities


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Posted on 06 March 2013
The RAG Parade was made famous in the 1950s but faded away and has not been held in more than 50 years.

A parade will take place in Newcastle on Saturday to raise money for Keele University students’ chosen charities.

The Keele RAG (Raising and Giving) parade will leave the Peter Pan Nursery on Hoon Avenue at 10am on Saturday, March 9, and will arrive in Newcastle town centre at 11am.

A mini-festival will then take place in High Street with local bands, musicians and dance groups performing until 4pm.

The parade is the first event in a packed week of charity fundraising at Keele University.

Keele RAG is supporting three charities in the current academic year: The Peter Pan Nursery for Children with Special Needs, based in Newcastle, the University Hospital of North Staffordshire and Combat Stress, a national charity supporting veterans with mental health issues.

Danny Walker, RAG representative at Keele University Students’ Union, said: “The RAG Parade was made famous in the 1950s but faded away and has not been held in more than 50 years. This year, however, after months of hard work and planning, the RAG Parade makes a victorious return to the streets of Newcastle.”

Anyone requiring additional information should contact Danny Walker, RAG Representative at Keele University Students’ Union on su.rag@keele.ac.uk


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