Students and staff at South and City College Birmingham raised nearly £500 at a recent charity event held at the Digbeth campus.
As part of their course, first year Business students organised and ran the event with the supervision of their tutor Satvinder Kaur. Activities included tutors taking part in a sponsored exercise bike challenge, tutors who volunteered to have wet sponges thrown at them and students who sold sweets, cakes and pizza.
The bulk of the money raised, over £300, came from the sponsored bike challenge, where Kaussar Bashir cycled for 38 miles in two hours non-stop and Naz Nazarali completed 13 miles.
Satvinder Kaur and Vernon Moustache were brave enough to allow students to throw wet sponges at them.
The funds raised will be going to Helping Birmingham’s Homeless (www.helpingbrumhomeless.org.uk), a registered charity set up in association with Aston University. They support individuals with food, clothes and other items and also provide information to enable them to access accommodation, healthcare and employment.
Satvinder said, “I would like to thank all the students and staff members who sponsored the event and to all of those who participated. We have raised money that will go some way to help the rising number of homeless people in Birmingham access the support they need.”