Soldiers on parade as Bognor students celebrate RAG week

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DRESSED as everything from warriors to ladybirds, students from the Bognor Regis campus of the University of Chichester have raised £10,000 for charity.

Bognor town centre was invaded by more than 2,000 students dressed in weird, wacky and wonderful costumes, for the university’s annual RAG Race.

Casper Beade, the students’ union volunteering and activities co-ordinator, said: “ The students all seemed to have a good time and it is great for us to be out in the community interacting with residents. I think they enjoyed seeing the students dressed up, and it all raised money for a good cause.

“Last year, we managed to raise £10,000 for the chosen charity through a year’s worth of events. So, to reach £10,000 in one go is fantastic.”

The event saw the students follow a route to different venues which donated to the cause.

Funds from the event will go to Carousel to help people with a learning disability to reach their potential in the arts.