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19th October 2016

RAG invite students to a gorilla trek in Uganda

RAG are holding information meetings about their Uganda Gorilla Trek

RAG the fundraising arm of the Students’ Union is offering students from the University of Manchester the chance to go to Uganda for charity.

The group are once again offering students the opportunity to take part in the Uganda Gorilla Trek.

“Do you fancy waking up to this view in the morning?” Photo: RAG

RAG told The Mancunion that the trip allows a “team of students to experience the wildlife, culture and landscape of the award winning tourist country Uganda, whilst making a huge difference to local communities by building a playground and teaching children to use their creativity in education, employment and life.

“They see the last remaining wild silverback gorillas in the world, whilst having an awesome time, which will impact on themselves and the country they visit.”

“I think you can see what difference something as simple as playground can make” Photo: RAG

There is an information meeting on Thursday 20th of October at 17.30, in the Council Chambers of the Students’ Union, with the charity and the RAG team will be giving a short presentation about the trek and answering any questions.

You can also get more information from [email protected], or by joining their Facebook event.

If you cannot make the meeting you can email [email protected] or [email protected] to find out more information.

“Here is a picture of last years UoM students at the equator about to start their amazing journey” Photo: RAG

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