This story was written by Surbjit Singh, Head of School: Art, Design & Fashion.
On May 21st 2023, South & City College Birmingham’s Head of School For Fashion Surbjit Singh & Fashion Lecturer Tahmina Butt received an award on behalf of the College from The Birmingham Children’s Hospital CEO Mark Brider at the annual 100 Heroes event – for putting on a fashion event and other fundraising activities cross college, which raised in excess of £6,000.
The event took place at The Birmingham Library. The College was nominated and selected as a 100 Hero by The Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity. The 100 Heroes event is an annual celebration, which recognises and gives thanks to some very special Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity supporters for their fundraising efforts over each calendar year. This event nominates 100 Heroes, recognising a mix of supporters from individuals, schools, community fundraisers, corporate supporters, trusts, foundations and major donors.
The Head of Art, Design & Fashion Surbjit Singh said: “The event was a truly humbling experience and I was proud that the college was recognised for its fundraising efforts. South & City College Birmingham was recognised and nominated as a 100 Hero for truly going above and beyond for The Birmingham Children’s Hospital through the collaboration of putting on two annual adaptive fashion show events which have fundraised, alongside other college events, more than £6,000 for the charity.“
In total, the 100 Heroes collectively raised over £1.8million in 2022/2023. In addition to the celebration event, each one of the 100 Heroes is recognised with a special commemorative balloon which is at the front entrance to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for the duration of a year. The collective funds raised this year have gone towards buying new, advanced equipment at the forefront of technology to support with carrying out operations and to support children with having as best an experience whilst at the hospital.