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. This involves RAG and our volunteers hitting the town to (politely) ask the public to part with their cash for our amazing charities! You’ll see us from the Pavilion and the seafront to Churchill Square and Brighton train station. 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 - Ava Rietdyk

Vice President - Bee Mlilo

Treasurer - Sahiti Siri Kalapu

Secretary - Lena Wragg

Events officer - Gem Saldanha

Communications officer - Izzy Robertson

Fundraising reps - Holly O'Flanagan and Shruti Venkatakrishnan

Inclusivity - Ghislain Buckland

Sponsorship officer - John Howat





Street Child's aim is to create educational opportunities for some of the world's most vulnerable children. Street Child began work in 200 in Sierra Leone working with a small number of street children, and has impacted over 50,000 children across Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nepal. 


MIND For Better Mental Health

in Brighton and Hove

rag2Mind provides advice to anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness, and promote understanding.

Check out this year's RAG video below!

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