Rave for Refugees – This Thursday @ The Winchester!


Do you know who the best newcomer society at your Student Union is? STAR, which stands for Student Action for Refugees. Read all about the society and its biggest event yet to come: Rave for Refugees!

Student Action for Refugees (STAR) Bournemouth started in September 2016 and aims to bring students together to actively aid refugees in the current crisis. Not even a year after the launch, STAR won the ‘Best New Club, Society or Network’ award and received 5* society status at the SUBU Activities Awards 2017.

STAR accepting their award

Taking it back with a 90s rave theme, STAR are holding a fundraising night at The Winchester this Thursday. “Rave for Refugees” is a project in association with the Help Refugees #CHOOSELOVE campaign.

Expect diffraction glasses, UV lights, vodka jelly shots and neon body paint.

Also don’t miss out on the glitter station and “I welcome Refugees” stickers. Make sure you get your picture taken with the STAR Bournemouth Instagram frame and fill your story with snaps using the “Rave for Refugees” personalised Snapchat filter on the night.

The lineup is filled with local DJ talent including FRAU DJs, BU’s own DJ GoatNug, and WAYF Resident DJ Ben Read.

Tickets are £3 in advance (online and on campus) and before 12; £4 After midnight.

Join the event on Facebook for further info!

Fundraising purpose

STAR’s aim is to raise £500 to help support the integration of Bournemouth’s local refugees by funding their English lessons. They have been volunteering with local refugee families for the past eight months, and were welcomed into a new community. It’s clear that the support refugee and asylum seekers receive can really change their lives. Integration is a crucial factor to rebuilding your life in a new society and learning the language fluently is key.

Everything above funds for the English lessons, and any more will be donated to Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), STAR national and STAR Bournemouth’s future plans.

Médecins Sans Frontières are an international humanitarian non-governmental organisation that gives immediate emergency aid and care to those struck in disasters. Many of the refugees in Bournemouth come from Syria, a country that MSF routinely delivers care to its displaced people.

STAR will be at Poole House from 12-3 tomorrow – buy your tickets and join in on the fun!

Might miss “Rave for Refugees”? Don’t panic! You can still be a part of a good cause, by donating here!