City students spread Christmas cheer for children

Mission receives help from Abbey College.

Left to right,(Jamie) Ahmed Daghaim, Jovan Dhesy, (Nicole) Xianglin Lai, (Anthony) Yoon Khai Looh, (Carrie) Qijun Yi, Avinash Bahri, Megan Wileman, Amandip Bhamra

Abbey College Birmingham has pledged their support to Birmingham City Mission this Christmas by holding a gift collection in their bid to gather presents for children in the city.

The kind-hearted members of the college student council have organised a toy collection to contribute to the charities fundraising efforts to provide over 2,500 presents to children in the city that would otherwise go without this Christmas.

Students and staff will be supporting the project at the city-centre college to collect gifts for children aged 0 to sixteen years old having set up a designated toy collection point at Abbey College Birmingham.

In keeping with Birmingham City Mission’s appeal for presents, the college is asking that the gifts are in good condition and left unwrapped in order for the charity to carefully select the appropriate item for each child.

Stephen Robinson, Principal said: “At Abbey College Birmingham we are passionate about supporting the fantastic work that Birmingham City Mission carries out each year to ensure that children in the region are not without gifts this Christmas, to support families in need.

“Our students and staff are dedicated to the cause and have been working hard to ensure we can spread the message of the charity’s invaluable work.”

Abbey College Birmingham is a vibrant, independent sixth form college right in the heart of the city centre, located in Saint Paul’s Square offering GCSE and A-Level courses as well as an International Business Foundation Programme.

With its clear focus on subjects leading to opportunities in Business, Medicine, Science and Engineering, Abbey College Birmingham shares the specialisms and expertise of its home city and is therefore uniquely-placed to offer students the very best preparation for university courses and career paths in these fields.

The College maintains active links with universities and with career providers in the city, and is well-known and highly-regarded for the excellence of its academic provision.

For more information on Abbey College visit, or call 0121 236 7474.