FXU President and RAD Vice President elected onto NaSFA committee

FXU President Student Welfare, Harry Bishop, and FXU RAD Vice President, Sarah Redman, have been elected onto the National Student Fundraising Association committee at this year’s RAG Conference.

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From left to right: Sarah Redman, Harry Bishop, Victoria Hoare and Callie Edwards. Credit: Southampton SU

Harry has been re-elected as the Chair of the NaSFA committee having initially taken on the role in April, following the previous Chair stepping down from their duties.

Speaking to the Anchor, Harry told us how he felt about being re-elected and his plans for the year:

“It is always a huge honour to be elected into any role, especially at a national level. It feels very humbling and warming. But being the Chair of the National Student Fundraising Association comes with plentiful amounts of responsibility. This year we’ll be writing a new national strategy, producing new and exciting online resources for RAG groups all over the U.K., and celebrating the successes of those same groups throughout the year.”

Alongside Harry, FXU RAD’s Vice President, Sarah Redman, was also successful in gaining a place on the NaSFA 2017/18 committee. Competing against nominees from Durham and Nottingham Trent universities, Sarah was successfully voted in as Marketing and Communications Officer.

After her election, Sarah spoke of her excitement to get started and her aim to increase the profile of RAGs.

She said: “The huge efforts and contributions that students and RAGs across the country make to fundraising should be recognised more. I can’t wait to work with truly inspirational students nationally to achieve this!”

Following a successful RAG conference, FXU RAD have announced their plans for the 2017 RAD Challenges. These include:

  • Prague Marathon for Meningitis Research
  • Gorilla Trek for East African Playgrounds
  • Guatemala Volcano Trek for Hope for Children
  • Everest Base Camp for Action Against Hunger
  • Skydiving in Cornwall for Worldwide Cancer Research

For more information, email FXU RAD at fxurad@outlook.com or find them at the RAD Challenge Fair on 16 October.