Changing lives with fundraising
From marathons to sponsored haircuts, volunteers fundraise for the University's life-changing projects in many ways.
Here are just a few examples of what was achieved in 2015/16 to help support our pioneering research projects:
- Alumna Bengi Bingol Yalcin (MSc Marketing, 2003), raised £674 to help aid research into children's brain cancer through a sponsored hair cut
- Our very own Lloyds Scholars climbed Mount Snowdon and raised £600 to treat childhood cancer in Africa
- 'Moseley Rugby Club Players’ Association raised £1,000 for prostate cancer research through a series of annual events
- Lois, at age 5, decided to fundraise in support of her very brave friend, Isobel, who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer. Lois and her father entered the City of Birmingham 5k and raised a staggering £1,538 for Dr Frank Mussai’s research into children’s cancer at the University
- Staff at Birmingham took part in our very own 'staff fundraising week' with individual teams coordinating their own pub quizzes, name the baby games, bake sales and office dress down days. Staff also agreed to raise money via a charity raffle at the annual staff awards night. Collectively those that took part raised a fantastic £8,135
"Thank you to all of our community fundraisers, your generosity goes a long way and supports the University’s research aiming to tackle society's biggest challenges." Laura Fairbanks, Deputy Head of Development
"With the help of your generous donations, we are able to pilot our research in the field and help health workers to save lives. Thank you!" Dr David Lissauer, Clinical Lecturer in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Find out more about fundraising for University projects addressing some of society's biggest challenges. Get in touch to let us know if you are interested in fundraising and find out how we can help.