Friday, August 19

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Royal Holloway Men’s Football Charity Campaign
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Royal Holloway Men’s Football Charity Campaign

On the pitch, Royal Holloway Men's Football team excel in supporting one another- however, this year they've extended this support to off the pitch, with their ongoing charity work in support of 'Mind' and 'Movember'. I spoke to Jack Colman, Vice President of the club, below is what he had to say about their fundraising mission:  Royal Holloway Men’s Football is a family. It comes with fun, incredible memories, and at times hardships and struggles. Our year-long fundraising and charity campaign focuses on men’s mental health, particularly targeting and supporting the well-known charity ‘Mind’. Our reasoning behind choosing mental health as our charitable campaign is that several of our members in their lifetime have either gone through, or are currently going through, stress or menta...
Get to know RHUL’s Fashion Society
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Get to know RHUL’s Fashion Society

What did your society achieve last year? We grew! Last year we had the highest amount of Fashion Soc members ever seen. We had a lot of very participative and talented individuals in our group which allowed us to do more exciting activities and participate in very fun projects. One of them was ANATT, last year we organised a fashion show for this society joint event. It was themed “The Red Trend Catwalk” and it featured many of our members who participated as models, makeup artists, stylists, hairdresser, performance coordinator, photographer, event assistant and event manager. Additionally, we care about the career side of fashion and we like to help and inform students who want to get into the industry about the opportunities and the way the fashion industry works in the real world...
Edmilson Angelo’s Registered Charity- Change 1’s Life
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Edmilson Angelo’s Registered Charity- Change 1’s Life

“We can all be the change we want to see in the world”, is the mantra of Change 1s Life founder Edmilson Angelo. Starting out independently in 2013, Edmilson campaigned across Westminster University where he did his bachelor degree, urging students to donate unwanted clothes and other essentials which were to be distributed by Edmilson himself to street vendors, orphanages and homeless shelters in Angola. In less than one year, Edmilson’s vision for effectively combating poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa already proved likely and in 2014 his vision turned into an official UK-registered charity. With over 55,000 beneficiaries, teams established in Angola, Namibia, Mozambique and South Africa as well as management operational offices in France and Spain, a constitution was formed with the ultima...
Debrief: Rebecca Wilson
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Debrief: Rebecca Wilson

Speaking to Rebecca Wilson, a RHUL alumni who has taken the heartwarming decision to start her charity for homelessness, was a great pleasure of mine. We discussed her charitable pursuits, her personal motivations within charity work and the label of “activist”, which is a title she is “more than happy to take on”. At RHUL, Wilson studied English and Comparative Literature and began to want to get involved with charity work sometime during her second year when she felt that the tedium of writing an essay for her degree did not enable her to enact any sort of change in the real world. Her motivations were “initially quite political” as she is considered to be “quite socialist” in her views but they changed over time and, during her final year, “it seemed like the natural step to start [h...
MTS Lives Below the Line
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MTS Lives Below the Line

What is Live Below the Line? ‘Live Below the Line’ is a challenge we’re putting forward to anyone who wants to take part. The challenge is to buy all your food for five days on only £10. That means all meals, snacks etc must come out of this budget whereas drinks and social don’t. How is MTS getting involved and who is it for? In the past MTS has run a November campaign called ‘No Shoes November’ in aid of War on Want which has been very successful but we felt it was time for a change, which is where ‘Live Below the Line’ comes in. This campaign is in aid of The Trussell Trust and the Runnymede Food Bank, with the aim of raising awareness surrounding extreme poverty in the UK and the hardships many people face every day just trying to get their basic needs. How have you been ge...
Debrief: Polly Goddard
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Debrief: Polly Goddard

I had the pleasure to visit Polly in her family home in Fleet where she lives with her parents, younger brother and grandmother. Polly kindly met me at the station and walked me to her house. We chatted about school, how our days had been so far and engaged in some general chit chat as we approached her house. Her room, decorated with a sweet plum purple paint, is lined with strings of polaroids containing images of family and friends. She sits on her patchwork covered sofa next to her desk, very neatly arranged with all the stationary a young academic could need. We start by discussing her initial diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. She recounts getting ill and the doctors originally thinking that she had tonsilitis. It was in fact her mum that persisted in saying “this isn’t Po...
Charity Insanity with Insanity Radio
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Charity Insanity with Insanity Radio

Sports & Socs Editor, Michele Theil on Insanity Radio's Easter charity extravaganza. Royal Holloway’s radio station, Insanity Radio, has been doing a lot of great work in the last few weeks for charity with many of its members hosting 24hr radio marathons in aid of 18 different charities. 19 teams, consisting of 42 people, have been broadcasting for 24 hours each over the Easter holidays and have already raised over £6000. The charities that Insanity are aiming to support include Mind, Autism Together, Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity, Alzheimer’s Society, Macmillan Cancer Support, Save The Children and Future Sense Foundation. All of these charities provide great services and are always in need of donations and support. RhubarbTV has been live-streaming each and every ...
Reel Fashion Show
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Reel Fashion Show

Kathryn Pearson reviews the Reel Fashion Show: a collaboration of societies' designers and performers. Set in Stumble Out under hazy lighting and the soft scent of perfume, the Reel Fashion Show radiated elegance from the outset. The collaborative event was organised by Reel Music, Textiles and Fashion Society, and CoppaFeel, with guest appearances from Dance, Sustainability, Cheerleading and Band Society. The spectacle of artists and designers colluding under one roof was certainly a night to remember, and displayed RHUL student's innovation and creativity at its finest. The evening kicked off with an introduction from Textiles' Rakaya Fetuga and Fashion's Rachel Foster, who outlined the inspiration behind each of the three catwalks. The first, a spring/summer collection of swimsuit...
Raise Up Your Talents
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Raise Up Your Talents

Michele Theil reviews the Raise-And-Give Talent Show, an event raising money for three excellent charities. The Raise-And-Give society’s charity event, aptly named ‘Royal Holloway’s Got Talent’ was hosted in the SU Main Hall and allowed students and parents to see a wide variety of talents and acts. The show aimed to raise money for Action Against Hunger, Meningitis Now and The White Lodge Centre. Action Against Hunger is “a global charity committed to saving the lives of malnourished children in over 40 countries”. Meningitis Now is a global charity that researches for and supports sufferers of Meningitis and The White Lodge Centre is dedicated to “supporting disabled people of all ages”. Each charity supports extremely worthwhile causes that RAG is dedicated to raising money for. T...
Puttin’ On The Ritz
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Puttin’ On The Ritz

Kathryn Pearson reports on RHUL Classical Society's highly anticipated Bacchanalia Ball. On the 27th of January, Classical Society hosted a night of glamour and style at their annual Bacchanalia Ball. The black-tie event was hosted in aid of the Iris Project, a charity dedicated to the promotion of Classics in state schools across the UK, and raised a staggering total of £744. The evening kicked off with a drinks reception in Founder's where guests received complimentary nibbles and a Buck's Fizz on arrival, before heading down to the Dining Hall to enjoy live entertainment, provided by RHUL's Gospel Choir, as well as Australian singer Sam Lawrence. As the society's chosen charity, the Iris Project is based on the principle that all children should have the opportunity to learn the...