Resident from Kingstanding loses his voice for charity
Kingstanding resident Amandip Bhamra kept tight lipped when he raised £376 for Breast Cancer Campaign.
The Abbey College Birmingham Lower Sixth student was silent for a day and in return he asked his fellow classmates to sponsor him. Amandip, aged17, of Warren Hill Road is a member of the student council and has made a big impact on the council’s charity work.
The sixth form student Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, commented, “Doing the sponsored silence for Breast Cancer Campaign was an opportunity for me to help make a difference. I may not be able to cure people but I’d like to think I contributed in some way to bettering the lives of individuals.
“I have lost many family and friends to cancer, so raising the money was important not only for my own family but also other people out there who are fighting the disease.
“I strongly believe Abbey College Birmingham supported me greatly in raising money for the charity. Being part of the student council has provided me with lots of opportunities to represent the college and I really hope I can make a difference.”
The College has raised £528, which will help continue to fund Breast Cancer Campaign’s vital and lifesaving research.
The student council also collected money, sold Wear It Pink badges and walked around with bright pink hair to top up the total.
Abbey College Birmingham Principal Stephen Robinson, said, “This is a fantastic amount of money that Amandip has raised and I am delighted with the contribution he has made to the student council. He did extremely well to be selected as part of the student council and is very passionate about being a positive influence on college life.”
Now in its 13th year, Breast Cancer Campaign Wear It Pink raises over £2 million annually for world-class breast cancer research that saves and improves lives, giving women quicker diagnosis and more effective treatments. Every year 50,000 mothers, daughters, sisters and wives will be newly diagnosed with breast cancer and 12,000 women still die, with millions continuing to live with its long term impact.
Breast Cancer Campaign funds innovative breast cancer research, bringing together the brightest minds to share knowledge to produce better, quicker results to overcome and outlive breast cancer.
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