Shakila's First Charity Single for 'Help for Heroes'

Thursday 24th November 2011 | Osh


Teen singer, Shakila releases her first charity single to raise money for ‘Help for Heroes’. 

At fourteen years old, Shakila Karim has already released two songs earlier this year and will be  releasing her charity song ‘Heroes’ on the 28th of November 2011.

Her song is to show gratitude to all the people in the armed forces that have served and continue to serve in Afghanistan and Iraq.


Shakila goes to school in Newport, Essex, which is very close to Carver Barracks and has quite a few friends who have a parent serving in Afghanistan. She is well aware of the dangers being faced there, as well as the sacrifices being made by some of the bravest people in the world.


Bryn Parry, CEO and Co-founder of Help for Heroes says, “Help for Heroes is all about ‘doing your bit’ and Shakila’s song is a wonderful example of someone having a good idea, rallying support and having a great deal of fun while they raise money for a wonderful cause. We have been able to use the £millions raised, over £117m in just four years, to provide practical and direct support to those wounded in the current conflicts. The money you raise is needed, it is being used and it is hugely appreciated; sadly, we need a great deal more. You are part of something that is very British and wonderful and I would like to say thank you for this and every other fund raising event that it inspires.”