Charities Rep:ucs-charities [ at ] cam [ dot ] ac [ dot ] uk
Queens and Clare Overseas Education Fund (QCOEF)
The Queens and Clare Overseas Education Fund (QCOEF) is an open committee of students and fellows from Queens and Clare Colleges. QCOEF raises and allocates funds for education-related projects in developing countries.
QCOEF works closely within the colleges, holding events and then allowing students to vote for where the money should go. In 2012/13 at Clare we worked with the UCS to have two charity Bops, including a Eurovision themed event which had performers representing countries from all around Cambridge battling to win.
In December 2012 we donated £1,230 to Tools for Self Reliance, a charity which gives people the tools they need to work their way out of poverty. Later in the year we were able to give another £1,500 to the charity.
There are lots of ways to get involved, from donating on the back of your college bill, to volunteering to help at events, to becoming part of the committee. For more information check out our Facebook or go onto our website.
Many universities across the UK and beyond have their own RAG (sometimes called Raise and Give), and Cambridge is no different. Each year RAG members vote for ten international, national and local charities, between which all money raised is divided. In 2012/13, Cambridge RAG supported charities such as Water Aid, The Teenage Cancer Trust, and Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre.
RAG runs massive, annual, university-wide events such as Jailbreak, Lost and Blind Date, as well as doing weekly Raids in town.
Each College has its own set of RAG Reps, and at Clare we’ve facilitated the main events, as well as last year running ‘Lady Clare’, a tongue-in-cheek cross-dressing beauty pageant which raised several hundred pounds. Overall, students from Clare raised almost £3,300 for RAG in 2012/13.
Getting involved in RAG through Clare is easy and we’re always looking for more people to help out! For more info, email me, Georgina, at gec33 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk, find us at the Freshers’ Fair or check out our Facebook.
Amnesty International is world-wide organization dedicated to campaigning passionately against human rights violations.
Cambridge University Amnesty International members meet once a week in order to play our part in the protection of human rights and demand justice against grave injustices across the world through organizing university-wide campaigns, writing urgent action letters, various fundraising events and organizing petitions.
If you’d like to get involved in CUAI please find us at both the university-wide Fresher’s Fair and Clare’s very own Fresher’s Fair. Here’s our Facebook page.
You can also email me, Nelofar Farhang – current Chair of CUAI at nf298 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk or Catherine Hegarty, our college reps co-ordinator at ch609 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk for further information – we’re both at Clare and we’d be happy to answer any questions!
Clare Bar does Movember
For the past three years, the bar workers in Clare Cellars have been growing moustaches (some only in spirit) during November so that tips can be donated to Movember.
The bar also runs various events throughout the month, such as ‘TurMo Cider’ Beer Pong, Centurion challenges and the eminently popular Pie and Pint contest.
Find the bar on Facebook here.