National charity award


June 2nd, 2011

Fundraisers from the University’s Students’ Union have scooped a national charity award after raising more than £50,000 for breast cancer research.

Members of the Raising and Giving (Rag) group, Nottingham Karnival, took home the coveted Rag of the Year award after raising the money for the Breast Cancer Campaign.

In 2009, Nottingham Karnival became the first student Rag group to raise more than £1m for charity in a year. Last year, it topped that by raising a massive £1.4m.

For Breast Cancer Campaign, the group collected more than £22,000 in just one day in October, when over 100 members gathered in London for the Wear It
Pink Megaraid.

Chris Bowman, the director of Nottingham Karnival, collected the award at Breast Cancer Campaign’s awards ceremony at the House of Lords.

He said: “We’re really proud to take home this award. We’re dedicated to raising money for charity and have enjoyed every collection we have taken part in, including the early starts, waking up in the early hours getting ready to hit the streets and sometimes collecting for 12 hours straight to make sure we have raised all we can! We are proud to raise awareness about breast cancer and help to fund the life-changing research aimed at beating the disease.”

Pamela Goldberg, Breast Cancer Campaign’s Chief Executive, said: “Congratulations to Nottingham  Karnival for winning this prestigious award for the outstanding fundraising.

“It is thanks to the continued support and commitment from groups such as Nottingham Karnival that we are able to fund innovative world-class research to help
us improve the lives of breast cancer patients and beat the disease.”

Fnd out more about Nottingham Karnival’s work at: www.karni.co.uk.

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