So many of you have given time or made donations to the Birmingham In Action campaign, helping to take action on access to education, the environment, youth mental health, cancer, COVID-19, migration and more.
Together you have donated more than £62 million to support students and vital research, and supported more than 7,600 students.
5,693 alumni have volunteered, which means
- 81,386 hours of volunteering (that’s more than nine years)
- 3,700 students mentored
- 1,998 alumni sharing their expertise in guest lectures etc
Major new initiatives funded as part of Birmingham In Action include:
- Research into a rare childhood cancer is being funded by charity Alice’s Arc
- Work preventing school bullying is being funded by HSBC UK, to address long term mental health issues
- A new research centre focused on supporting youth mental health is being funded by the Wolfson Foundation
Tackling urgent problems and making gifts for the long term
- 965 of you donated a total of £123,152 this summer to find new treatments for cancer
- Since 2019, legacy gifts in wills have given £1 million towards supporting students, a new online medical teaching platform, a new space for our entrepreneurs to thrive and much more. Legacy pledger Rosemary Harris (LLB, 1980) says: 'I want other young people to have that same chance I had.'
Help take action against some of the biggest global challenges we face, through Birmingham In Action.