The idea for creating a medic fundraising team was first proposed in May 2010 when Stephen Shirres noticed how much medical students like to socialise and, due to demanding timetables, how it was usually with other medics. He had a small budget leftover to invest in a new society and found two keen 1st years who were eager to help start it up: Alex Stirzaker and David Neely.

The first ever MedRAG meeting was Wednesday 13th October 2010 with a turnout of over 20 people. Alex and David took advantage of the turnout and proposed an immediate AGM, where 7 MedRAG committee members were elected – many of whom are still in our current committee. The MedRAG team formed and set to work. In our first year we raised £6,232, a target which was not only met but beaten last year when we raised £8,608.97.

Original MedRAG team

Original MedRAG team

Interested? Come to our weekly meetings at6pm, Monday, Appleton Room G5.