Born and bred in Wolverhampton, Manjinder Singh Kang – or Manny as he is popularly known – lives to help others and is always thinking of new ways to fundraise and help however he can.
This committed service was recognised recently with an honorary degree by the University of Wolverhampton for their class of 2023.
Manny said: “It's a complete surprise to be awarded like this. Being human is already a huge privilege and it’s hugely humbling to be recognised for trying to use the messages of my faith.
“It will hopefully inspire others too, to make volunteering and helping others part of their everyday life."
As a passionate ambassador for Dementia UK, he organises many events, raising over £240,000 for them and other local charities too. This has included the now famous "Samosa Saturday”, where he gives away samosas for donations before Wolves games. He has the love of his family who help make the wonderful samosas and an army of volunteers who help on the day.
He has run the London Marathon three times and walked over 120 miles from Molineux to Anfield to watch his beloved Wolves FC play Chelsea, as well as cycling from Molineux to Anfield.
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Graduates of Wolverhampton University are encouraged to keep in touch with the alumni team and take advantage of a range of benefits and support on offer to them including a discount for postgraduate study and opportunities to benefit from mentoring, volunteering and career advice.
Also in the class of 2023 is 29-year-old Herjeavan Singh Tagger, who has designs on a creative career following a rollercoaster learning journey to studying for a degree.
Having initially chosen to study a degree in Industrial Design, Herjeavan secured a place at a London-based university but soon realised he had made a mistake. His passion was graphic design and he decided to transfer to the University of Wolverhampton to follow his dream of working in the creative industries.
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He studied for an undergraduate degree in Graphic Design at the University’s School of Art before graduating in 2021 and then completed a Master’s degree in Digital and Visual Communication, graduating in 2023.