Thursday, May 23Royal Holloway's offical student publication, est. 1986

New kids on the block

Led by president Tristan Johnson (3rd year PPE student), and his merry wanderers, Red Cup Company has taken Royal Holloway by storm in their awesome stash throwing insane socials, SU movie nights and even hosting their own events at Egham’s finest: The Monkeys Forehead.

Despite only becoming an official society last September this social enterprise has accumulated over 70 new members and hope to gain more as the year goes on making them one of the fastest growing societies; especially considering they have managed to branch out to the University of Westminster, who have created their own Red Cup Company this year.

Not only do they throw what some people have called ‘the best pre-drinks ever’ thanks to their sponsor Ruby Wines, but they also have monthly events at the Monkeys called Red Cup Thursdays. Every first Thursday of the month Red Cup takeover Monkeys with live music, pizza provided by second sponsor Papa Johns, jelly shots and beer pong. Yes this is for fun and socialising but the society’s main objective is to raise as much money as possible for the Syrian Refugees: Solidarities International and towards Macmillan and Future Sense!

Saying this crew is determined would be an understatement as their goal for this year is to raise £10,000. With £5000 left to go some may say that’s impossible, 4 months in they are halfway there thanks to the Charity Masquerade Ball last December.
It is a society unlike any other and that is down to the amazing people involved and the frequent lively events and socials, one member even said “I’ve made friends for life, I’ve never felt so welcome”. What more could you ask for?

If you want to meet new people and get involved with something worthwhile whilst at University I would strongly recommend signing up now and join the new kids on the block.