Fund-raising Rag students create 70ft-long burrito
BRISTOL University students launched their annual Rag week with a parade through the city.
Floats, performers, rickshaws and classic cars were part of the carnival-style procession, which wound its way from the Downs and along Whiteladies Road to Broadmead.
The parade is the biggest event held by the university for the wider community and is organised by the Students' Union to raise money for various charities.
Last year's Rag – which stands for Raising And Giving – collected more than £100,000 and brought to more than £500,000 the amount raised in the past four years.
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This year's week of events continues until February 26 and includes an overnight marathon football tournament, a sponsored abseil, a club night and a real ale festival.
Among the charities to benefit will be the Jessie May Trust, Caring at Christmas, Shopmobility South, Priority Youth Housing, the Alzheimer's Society and Holidays, an organisation that takes young carers on fun breaks.
Student and RAG spokeswoman Katia Bazar-Rosen said: "The procession is a great way for the university to get more involved with the wider community, while having fun and raising money for great local causes at the same time."
Today, students were due to try and create a 70ft-long burrito at the Mission Burrito restaurant on Park Street.
It will consist of more than 110 tortillas wrapped around 45kg of ingredients, making it the biggest burrito ever created in the UK.