Students Set To Rock At Kenilworth

An important charity fund-raising event

UCT RAG Race Day

A real jol! UCT RAG Race Day 2014

Students and young adults will be looking forward to one of the social highlights of their year in Cape Town, the UCT RAG Student race day at Kenilworth Racecourse on March 7, which is not only a tremendous fun day out but is also an important charity fund-raising event.

The organised entertainment and activities on the day will revolve around an eight-race program and like last year the course should be packed with young merrymakers.

RAG stands for Remember and Give and at UCT this student run organisation has been active for 85 years.

They aim to raise R1 million annually and all of the funds are donated to their charity arm SHAWCO (Students’ Health and Welfare Centres Organisation). SHAWCO is a non-profit student run NGO (non-governmental organisation) at UCT that seeks to improve the quality of life for individuals in developing communities within the Cape Metropolitan area. SHAWCO is divided into 2 main sectors: Education and Health, and now has 1200 student volunteers running over 15 health and education projects in 5 SHAWCO centres as well as other locations around the Cape Metropolitan area.

UCT RAG Race Day

UCT RAG Race Day 2014

The entertainment on the UCT RAG Student day includes a fashion show featuring well-known designers, including, Craig Port, Demi and Rosey & Vittori and some up-and-coming designers. Patrons will also be treated to live musical entertainment from the like of Al Bairre, Hey Fever and others.

There will be a best dressed competition as well as interactive novelties including a student dash in which the winner receives R1000. One of the most anticipated sideshows will be an inter-res touch rugby final between Smuts and Kopano (15 minutes full time). The residence that brings the most supporters wins a prize to the value of R5000.

Last year’s UCT RAG Student theme was ‘Great Gatsby Flair’ and this year it is Moulin Rouge.

A general entry ticket into the UCT Student area grants you access to all of the entertainment and activities of the day while a VIP ticket comes along with a goodie bag and allows you access to an to exclusive VIP area for the duration of the event. Tickets to the event can be purchased on Computicket.

Gates Open @ 11h00.

General Entrance onto the Racecourse is free.

For hospitality enquiries contact (021) 700 1600.

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