RAG (Raising and Giving) is MedSoc's biggest society. We are responsible for some of the biggest events in the MedSoc calendar, including D-RAG, Cabaret, and RAG week. Each year MedSoc members vote for the charities that we raise for to ensure that we're raising for causes that our members care about!

In addition to our social events, we also have one RAG Raid each term. After ‘borrowing’ some DR robes and equipping our all-to-beloved stethoscopes and NHS badges, RAG and our volunteers hit the town to (politely) ask the public to part with their cash for our amazing charities! You’ll see us, blue and loud, from the Pavilion and the seafront to Churchill Square and Brighton train station. In October 2015, we raised a record amount for RAG Raid, surpassing £800 - so next time, we aim to go bigger and better, to make sure RAG truly makes a difference to these charities. Of course, we couldn't raise nearly that much as just the committee and this year we also had a record turnout of over 40 people from years 1-3 to help raise such a large amount of money! We truly appreciate anyone that gives up their time for the RAG Raids and we always try to organise a post-raid dinner or event to thank the volunteers, so get involved!

Finally, like everyone else trying to give your money to a good cause, our committee will often be found selling cakes, coffee, doughnuts and all of the other essentials to medical student life!


Rag President - Sophie Lloyd

Vice President - Heather white

Treasurer - Joe tan

Secretary - Sahiti Siri Kalapu

Events officer - Annabelle Mintz

Communications officer - Thomas Khan-white

Fundraising reps - vinayak ravi and Sahil Modi

Inclusivity - humaid ghori

Sponsorship officer - Rebecca Clementi



Martlets Hospice

martletsThe Martlets Hospice cares for people affected by life limiting illness living in and around Brighton & Hove. Our services are free but we are not part of the NHS. So we must raise £9,000 each and every day of the year to care for our patients and their families. The hospice plays a vital role in helping people to live life as fully as they can, right up until the end. Through expert clinical care by highly skilled and experienced doctors and nurses, we ensure that wherever possible peace, respect and dignity is retained.



Chestnut Tree House

chestnut tree houseChestnut Tree House is the only children’s hospice in East and West Sussex and cares for 300 children and young adults from 0-19 years of age with progressive life-limiting conditions from Sussex and South East Hampshire. There are potentially 1,000 families with life-limited children in Sussex. Chestnut Tree House offers support for the whole family including psychological and bereavement support, end of life and short break care and sibling support.

Check out this year's RAG video below!

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