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Sky Sharma Foundation raise more than £8,000 with charity music concert

PUBLISHED: 12:03 03 May 2018 | UPDATED: 12:03 03 May 2018

Singers Navin Kundra, Ketan Kansara, Sharon C Smith, Vik Champernari, Sanjna Vekeria, Rowshanara Moni and LaBoni Barua. Photo: Bupendrasinh Jethwa

Singers Navin Kundra, Ketan Kansara, Sharon C Smith, Vik Champernari, Sanjna Vekeria, Rowshanara Moni and LaBoni Barua. Photo: Bupendrasinh Jethwa

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Bollywood bangers were blaring at a fundraising concert held by an Ilford mental health charity which raised more than £8000.

The volunteers supporting the event. Photo: Bupendrasinh JethwaThe volunteers supporting the event. Photo: Bupendrasinh Jethwa

The Sky Sharma Foundation (SSF), who aim to tack the stigma of mental health within Redbridge’s Asian community, held its first fundraising concert, called Be My Hero, at the Watersmeet Theatre in Rickmansworth on April 21.

Among the line-up were singers Navin Kundra, Ketan Kansara, Sharon C Smith, Vik Champernari, Sanjna Vekeria, Rowshanara Moni and LaBoni Barua.

The charity was founded by Neelam Sharma and Dinesh Kumar after their son 21-year-old Akash Sharma – known as Sky - committed suicide in 2015.

Speaking after the event, Neelam said: “It was a magnificent evening and SSF would like to thank the entire audience for their support and the amazing team of W2W volunteers.”

The volunteers supporting the event. Photo: Bupendrasinh JethwaThe volunteers supporting the event. Photo: Bupendrasinh Jethwa

Through a raffle the charity raised £8028 in total.

More information about the charity can be found on skysharmafoundation.com


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