SUPPORT US Fundraise RAG Week and Beyond We are looking for students to join #TeamTrekstock today. Lead and inspire fellow students and help raise vital funds to support our work. Why should you get involved with Trekstock? Did you know 34 young adults in their 20s and 30s are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK? University is a time for pushing boundaries, personal growth and having fun. It is hard to imagine cancer stopping you in your tracks. SOPHIE'S STORY "I was 19 and just starting my first year of university. After feeling unwell for a few weeks I went to my GP and within 2 weeks I was receiving a cancer diagnosis of Stage 4 Burkitts Lymphoma. I was in total shock, and had to leave uni to spend 6 months as an inpatient in hospital receiving aggressive treatment…I got the all-clear in December 2016 and I have now been in remission for 1 year. I'm back at uni (studying theatre in education) and I am slowly settling back into student life and loving every minute." Calling all students… You have the voice, the understanding and the power to help support young adults living through and beyond cancer. RAG Societies and Trekstock "As former RAG President 2018/19 at Leeds University, I worked with numerous charities in my final year, all supporting incredible causes. Yet Trekstock, like no other, inspired me due to its collaborative and practical approach to support programme development, providing both physical and psychological support to young adults facing numerous types of cancer. I was inspired by Trekstock’s numerous community and challenge events, particularly the emphasis on inclusivity and engagement of events. As an avid runner and challenge seeker, I feel that Trekstock’s emphasis on physical challenges and movement, ranging from team hikes of the high Atlas Mountains to intimate yoga sessions, deliver a powerful message of personal strength to lift those affected by cancer. These events provide diverse opportunities for individuals to grow in confidence, believe in their abilities and gain a personal sense of achievement."Katie - Trekstock Fundraising Officer As one of the most popular student-led societies at university, RAG (Raising and Giving) Societies are in the best position to support and empower young adults in their early 20’s and 30’s living through and beyond cancer. We know that the hardest task for a RAG committee each year is to select charities to fundraise for that hold shared values of seeking to support and empower the wider community whilst providing students with exciting experiences to help them love their time at university. We believe Trekstock is this Charity. Want to make a difference? Let’s chat. How you can help as a student: Whether fundraising on-campus through your RAG (Raising and Giving) Society or Student Union, organising your own event or participating in an endurance challenge, you can inspire others and develop your CV by joining us in something both fun and extremely rewarding. You could take the plunge with a charity skydive, arrange your own gig night at university, or challenge yourself by joining one of our treks. We will support you every step of the way to ensure that your event is a success and you enjoy yourself!For more fundraising ideas contact [email protected] "Trekstock is important because it makes young adults feel part of something, at a time when we can feel most isolated." “There’s no other charity like it. Your 20s and 30s are such an important stage of life and when cancer is in the mix it’s even tougher. It’s great to have a charity for this age who supports us all so much." What you’ll get out of it: The opportunity to act as a student representative for Trekstock and young adults living with and beyond cancer An awesome credit for your growing CV - equipping you for the wider world as an engaged and socially aware student The warm feeling that comes from knowing that you are helping facilitate open conversations around cancer at university The opportunity to don a Trekstock Tee and become part of a greater social movement among a community of strong young adults Management and Support: A member from the Trekstock Team will be on hand to support you throughout your fundraising efforts You will be provided with the information and resources to communicate our key messages to your peers The opportunity to arrange for Trekstock’s Fundraising Officer to come into your university to hold an open information talk on Trekstock and Q+A on student fundraising Think you want to get involved? Students, we want to hear from you! If you would like more information or ideas on ways your school, college or university could help support Trekstock email our Fundraising Officer (and former Leeds RAG President) Katie at [email protected] to discuss ideas. We’ll support you every step of the way!