Success for Sky Sharma Fundraising Concert

Guest speakers at the concert
Friday, 11 May, 2018

Sky Sharma Foundation (SSF) was proud to present their first charity fundraiser concert ‘BE MY HERO’ on Saturday 21 April. The musical event was well organised with variety of top artists; Navin Kundra, Ketan Kansara, Sharon C Smith, Vik Champernari, Sanjna Vekeria, Rowshanara Moni & LaBoni Barua, singing retro Bollywood old and new songs as well as UK chart numbers. They all did a brilliant job with top Band D26 led by Dhani D and the hosts, Ameet Chana & Bina Mistry who kept the audience engaged and humoured. Mr Dinesh Pandit was the inspiration and the driving force for the extravagant show and it certainly won hearts for all the audiences.

SSF is led by Neelam Sharma and Dinesh Kumar Sharma, the founders of the charity who lost their only son, aged 21 to suicide. The heartbroken parents and family aim to continue Akash’s legacy through SSF in helping others. The charity aims to raise awareness of mental health in the young and the elderly with primary focus within the ethnic communities.  Mental health is deemed as a stigma and a subject of taboo which is usually brushed under the carpet amongst many. The message is clear to those who are depressed and/or stressed, the importance to talk to those around you including your family and friends. 

SSF would like to thank Keith Prince, London Assembly Member for Havering and Redbridge, Head of Saragama UK Amarpal Gaind and Bina Sanghvi for delightful speeches. A big thank you to the principal sponsors: Sony TV, Goldmine, Life Global & Indra Travels and Design Partners Awesome & Kosmic for making this event possible. And thank you to the raffle prize sponsors: Timeport Travel, Madhus restaurant, Washington Hotel, Saragama Caravaa musical radio, Spa voucher and the necklace donated by studio 679.

It was a magnificent evening and SSF would like to thank the entire audience for their support and the amazing team of W2W volunteers. A big thank you, on behalf of SSF, to everyone involved with the event.

London Borough of RedbridgeNHS Redbridge Clinical Commissioing GroupLondon CouncilsMayor of LondonEuropean Social FundSkills Funding Agency  Big Lottery