Charity single raises money for Help for Heroes

PUBLISHED: 12:20 22 November 2011 | UPDATED: 20:20 20 February 2013

Charity single raises money for Help for Heroes

Charity single raises money for Help for Heroes

Fourteen year old Shakila Karim, who has already released two songs earlier this year, releases her first charity song 'Heroes' on the 28th of November 2011.

Teen Singer, Shakila, Releases her first Charity Single to Raise Money for Help for Heroes

Fourteen year old Shakila Karim, who has already released two songs earlier this year, releases her first charity song Heroes on the 28th of November 2011.

Her song is to show gratitude to all the people in the armed forces who 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.

Shakila says about her new song: I am so proud of my new song Heroes, because its dedicated to all those wonderful people in the armed forces who are true heroes. I appreciate the terrible things they have to do and I also know some of these people are coming back with horrific injuries.

I want to help raise as much money as possible for these amazing people who really need a lot of care and support. Help for Heroes does an outstanding job and I want to do whatever I can to help.

Bryn Parry, CEO and Co-founder of Help for Heroes says, Help for Heroes is all about doing your bit and Shakilas 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.

Shakila is delighted with her latest song and, this time, she was able to add even more of her musical talents. She played the piano on the recording and came up with all the vocal ideas, including the chorus and harmonies for the song.

She added: Ive worked very hard with some very talented and generous people to release Heroes and I really hope people buy this song as I know it can benefit a lot of people.

For more information about Help for Heroes, please contact the Press Office on 01725 514 276 or email

Photos by Michael Boyton


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