A SOLIHULL author has donated funds to Solihull Hospital in honour of the ‘superhero’ staff who have served the borough throughout the pandemic.
Herkomal Singh Patara has made two donations of £1,001 to University Hospitals Birmingham Charity thanks to his book, Mumbles13, which he has been selling in aid of NHS Charities across the country.
One of these donations has been given to the Solihull Hospital branch of the charity.
Herkomal, also known as Rainbow Man, wanted to give something to NHS staff who he described as “the real superheroes of today.”
He said: “I was determined to do something to help the NHS staff in their hour of need, as they have selflessly risked their lives for the community and betterment of humanity.
“I am so happy to have been able to make this donation to help my local hospital charity as they help patients and staff across Solihull and Birmingham, and I would like to thank Julian Knight MP, his chief of staff Hayden Walmsley and the team from Metro Bank Solihull for their support.”
Mumbles13 has been described as a modern, practical, fourth dimensional, self help guide relating to mind, body and spirit, and Rainbow Man wanted to make sure that the proceeds from the book went to supporting NHS workers.
Charlotte Schofield, director of fundraising at University Hospitals Birmingham Charity, said: “Thank you Rainbow Man for your incredible fundraising efforts.
“On behalf of all of our staff and patients from across University Hospitals Birmingham I would like to you for your support.
“Here at UHB Charity we have been using the generous donations that we receive to help our staff and patients through what continues to be a difficult time.
“Since the outbreak of the pandemic we have supported a range of projects and schemes across our sites to provide physical and mental relief for patients and staff.
“From funding iPads for patients so that they can speak to their loved ones, to setting up wellbeing hubs for our staff, the donations we have received have made a huge difference.”