Our former beneficiary – now a social worker – Samraj Singh will be undertaking a sponsored hike up Snowdon to raise money for the fund. His appeal is below, with details of how to donate at the end.

“The Eve Brook Scholarship fund (EBSF) was founded by Eve Brook, a former Birmingham City Councillor and Chair of Social Services, in 1998 shortly before her death from cancer. Eve was passionate about improving the chances of young people in care and celebrating their achievements- the EBSF aims to do just that.

As a care leaver myself, I received significant financial help by the EBSF when I was 23 years old wanting to study an MA in Social Work in 2014. I will forever be grateful to Mr. John Rouse and Mr. David Edgar especially, who not only helped make this substantial goal possible for me, but as a result I was also able to use this qualification abroad in Vancouver, Canada and practice Social Work there.

Sadly, John passed away last year in 2022 due to cancer. I will always remember how he helped me through each step of the way. He regularly checked up on me to see how I was getting along through my course and liaised with Birmingham City Council to support me.

To show my appreciation, I will be hiking the Snowdon Mountain in Wales in early July, to raise some funding for Eve Brook Scholarship fund. Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales (3,560 ft). I will be grateful if you could please donate any amount to help me raise money for the Eve Brook Scholarship Fund so that more young people who need help with achieving their academic goals can succeed. During the last 25 years, Eve Brook Scholarship Fund has raised £425,945 supporting 283 young people in higher education. The money raised will help pay for bursaries to help young people meet their ongoing expenses; one off grants for special equipment and materials; free places on short courses, and a £3,000 postgraduate bursary.

Donate by visiting the Fund’s Just Giving page at (please specify SAMRAJ SNOWDON)
Any help is much appreciated, thank you!”

Samraj Singh