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SSF held an eventful day at Fullwell Cross Library

SSF held event at Fullwell Cross Library on Saturday 14th September 2019.
 
This was a public information event where various organisations from Redbridge came together to provide support and information for anyone who wanted to know where they can get help if needed.

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SSF held an interactive ‘Let’s talk about mental health’, workshop

Sky Sharma Foundation held yet another intriguing mental health evening workshop on Wednesday 21st August at Redbridge Library, York Room, Ilford to raise awareness amongst parents and young adults.

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SSF participated in Downshall Primary School Fair

Downshall Primary School held a Summer Fair today (12-07-19) and invited SSF to hold an awareness stall.
The Summer fair had various stall holders including a bouncy castle, fairground ride, children’s talent shows and snacks available for the parents and children. 

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One Kind Act Ritu Soni, organised a fundraising afternoon tea in aid of Sky Sharma Foundation.

Lovely Sunday afternoon on 7th July SSF were invited to talk about their work. Neelam told her tragic story and what lead her to start up the charity of raising awareness of Mental Health. She spoke about how important it is to speak up especially in our Asian community as we tend to hide our feeling and do not seek help for fear of being labelled. 

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Another successful workshop held at Gearies primary school by SSF

SSF and their partner The Improved You held another successful workshop at Gearies primary school on Friday 28th June 2019.

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SSF along with our partner Jo Dealey of The Improved You ran two interactive workshops for 135 children

Sky Sharma Foundation along with their partner Jo Dealey from The Improved You, ran two effective interactive workshops for 135 year 5 and 6 pupils at Uphall Primary school on 14th June 2019.

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Dinesh and Neelam Sharma attended the RSU award ceremony

Sky’s parents Dinesh and Neelam were invited to the Annual RSU Awards Ceremony 2019 to hand out the Award to the winner of Sky Sharma Performance Award. 

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SSF ran two mental health workshops at Farnham Green Primary school

 

Sky Sharma Foundation held two successful mental health workshops 21st May and 24th May at Farnham Green Primary School for children who will be transitioning into secondary school in September.
 
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Talented young student Antonia Arbova product ‘Make Up Your Mind’

 
Antonia is a bright student studying for her GCSE at Ursuline Academy, Redbridge. For her GCSE project she has designed a product for Mental Health, the product is flat packed and called ‘Make up your mind’, this is a house which has rooms, one bedroom, kitchen and living room and furniture.
 
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SSF held two successful workshops at Highlands Primary School

Sky Sharma Foundation held workshops on 19th and 22nd March at Highlands Primary School in Redbridge.

 
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Akash mum speaks at Sangeet Foundation musical event.

Sky Sharma Foundation were invited to speak at Sangeet Foundation musical evening ‘Yogi’ aimed at Mental Health and Well being through music and celebrating World Happiness Day.

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SSF invited to Roehampton University on University Mental Health week

SSF were invited by Roehampton university on Friday 08th March to hold a stall and speak to students about mental wellbeing during the University Mental Health Week.

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SSF held workshop at Cranbrook primary school

Sky Sharma Foundation and their associate Jo Dealey, Life Coach, held 2 workshops with a total of 120 year 6 children at Cranbrook primary school on 1st March 2019.

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Sky Sharma Foundation at Redbridge Institute Health and Wellbeing Fair

Sky Sharma Foundation participated along with other organisations at the Redbridge Institute Health and Wellbeing fair on the 31st January 2019
 
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Sky Sharma Foundation held their 2nd Annual Music Concert Be My Hero

BE MY HERO 2 was held at Becks Theatre in Hayes. The evening was hosted by Shiv and Selina Hotwani with  Bhasker Patel from Emmerdale. Singers, Navin Kundra, Ketan Kansara, Sharon C Smith, Urmi  Chakraborty, Sanjna Vekaria,and Vikesh Champaneri set the stage on fire with their singing performances with the mind blowing music played by the Dhani band D26.
 
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SSF brings a little Christmas spirit to the teenagers at Brookside Hospital, Goodmayes.

 

The SSF team decided to hand out Christmas presents to Brookside Hospital, who provide services to young people with acute mental health conditions and support to their families. 

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Mayor of Redbridge attends charity dinner and dance in support of Sky Sharma Foundation

 
 
Sky Sharma Foundation held their 3rd Annual Fundraising Dinner & Dance on Sunday 2nd December 2019, 
This event was held to promote the charity, SSF and to raise awareness of Mental Health.
 
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SSF joined hands with One Place East for World Mental Health Day

 
Sky Sharma Foundation joined hands with One Place East for the World Mental Health Day on the 10th October 2018 at the Ilford Town Hall.
 
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Sky Sharma Foundation hosted successful Mental Health and Suicide Prevention day event at the Redbridge Library

Sky Sharma Foundation hosted a collaborative event Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Day at Redbridge Ilford Library on Monday 10th September 2018.

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Kishan Lakhani & Karun Soni hosted a 'Food & Drinks', event to raise funds for SSF

Kishan & Karun hosted an ‘Food and Drinks’,  at the Trilogy restaurant in Edgware, London, bringing young teenager’s together and raising the important issue of mental health and supporting the Sky Sharma Foundation charity.  

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Sky Sharma Foundation joined New City College on 6th September for their Fresher's Fair! 

The SSF team set up a stall at New City College in Redbridge on their Freshers Day to create awareness for Mental Health and Wellbeing. 

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Hundreds of people came together at The Redbridge Community Day 2018

 

Sky Sharma Foundation set up a stall at The Redbridge Community Day, 30th August 2018, held at Ilford High Road.

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SSF story for BBC Like Minds

Neelam and Dinesh parents of Akash (Sky) did an interview for BBC stories Like Mind, 
 
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Downshall Primary summer school Fair

Sky Sharma Foundation were invited to have a stall at the Downshall Primary school summer fair on 13th July 2018.

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Sky Sharma Foundation held a year 6 Wellbeing session in collaboration with Downshall Primary School

Sky Sharma Foundation held a Wellbeing session on the 04-07-18 in collaboration with Downshall Primary School to the year 6 school children who will be moving on to secondary school about how they can self help and change their negative thoughts into positive thoughts.

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SSF Mental Health awareness in Croydon

Sky Sharma Foundation were invited by Happy Heads to have a table to raise awareness at their event on 30-06-18 at New Life Christian Centre in Croydon.

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SSF were invited to tell their story

SSF were invited by One Place East on the 27-06-18 at Redbridge Library to speak to Redbridge adult service users.

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Sky Sharma Foundation joined the Redbridge Green Fair

 
Sky Sharma Foundation joined the Redbridge Green Fair on Saturday 23rd June, held on the Ken Aston Square, Barkingside.

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SSF team raising MH Awareness at Ilford Library.

 

Sky Sharma Foundation were invited by One Place East and Vision Redbridge to have a stand in Ilford Library to raise awareness of Mental Health on 22-05-18.

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Sky Sharma Foundation joined New Redbridge College, London for MHAW 14-20 May 2018.

The SSF team set up stalls on 15th & 16th May at New Redbridge College to create awareness for Mental Health.

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Be My Hero Appreciation Dinner and Award Ceremony

 

On 08th May 2018, Neelam and Dinesh Sharma founder’s of SSF invited the singers Navin Kundra, Ketan Kansara, Sharon C Smith, Vikesh Champaneri, Sanjna Vekaria, organiser Angana Kansara, presenter Bina Mistry and our inspiration Pundit Dinesh Ji, and SSF team volunteers who made “Be My Hero” the success it was. 
 
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SSF sponsored uniforms to E4 Cricket Club

 

SSF are proud to announce on the 29th April 2018, Dines, Neelam Sharma and Santosh Jassal, handed out SSFsponsored uniforms to the E4 cricket team at Mohsin Beg Pavilion in Low Hall Sports Ground. 

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Be My Hero concert a success  

Sky Sharma Foundation (SSF) was proud to present their first charity fundraiser concert ‘BE MY HERO’ on Saturday 21-04-18. The musical event was well organised with variety of top artists.

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SSF ran a workshop at John Bramston Primary School

Sky Sharma Foundation presented yet another workshop at The John Bramston Primary School, Hainault. The school invited us to present and work with Year 6 children which consisted of various activities.
 
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SSF - 15th March Birthday Fundraiser

Sky Sharma Foundation visited Roehampton University to celebrate Sky's birthday on 15th March 2018.

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Sky Sharma Foundation team members attended the Redbridge Health & Wellbeing Fair

       
Sky Sharma Foundation team members attended the Redbridge Health & Wellbeing Fair, which was held on Thursday 25th January 2018.

Sky Sharma Foundation spreads joy to the Homeless in Ilford on Christmas and Boxing Day

               
 
On Christmas day SSF gave out warm scarfs, bags and food which was donated by Aldi. Cooked food was also served by Punjabi Lounge to the homeless outside Ilford police station.  
 
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SSF held a presentation on Mental Health at Ilford County High School  

 

Sky Sharma Foundation was invited to host a presentation on Mental Health on the 6th December 2017 in the assembly hall at the Ilford County High School a boy’s only school.

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SSF held a seminar targeting parents

 
Sky Sharma Foundation held seminar on 28th November 2017 at Downshall Primary School in Redbridge to raise awareness of Mental Health in ‘Children and Young Adults’ with parents.
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SSF joined Redbridge Institute at their Mental Health Festival

Sky Sharma Foundation became an integral part of the Redbridge Institute Mental Health Festival at Gaysham Avenue in Ilford. Our aim was to reach out and touch the hearts of the guests who came to be a part of the festival and spread our own message on mental health to "Identify Listen & Act".

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SSF celebrated their annual dinner & dance with an engaging event

Sky Sharma Foundation celebrated in style their annual charity dinner and dance fundraising event on Friday 3rd November 2017. During the event so many joined hands with us to spread even further the message of being “Aware of Mental Health issues”.
 
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SSF - World Suicide Prevention Day

Sky Sharma Foundation were first to join the Fairlop Power League to raise awareness of mental health on World Suicide Prevention Day, 10th September 2017. The match was held at the FPL cricket ground, which involved various teams across London competing against each other.

 
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Downshall Primary School – Teacher’s Inset Day

 
Downshall Primary School held a Teacher’s Inset day on Tuesday 5th September, upon their return from the summer break. Sky Sharma Foundation were invited to converse about Mental Health in young children and discuss ideas on how teachers can keep an eye on vulnerable children suffering from mental illness’ and provide the support they need.
 
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SSF team participated in school “Unity Festival”

Sky Sharma Foundation participated at Downshall Primary School at their annual fete held on14 July, in the school, this year the school celebrated “unity festival”, in order to recognise the school’s multicultural environment.

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Sky Sharma Foundation held its second Workshop at Downshall Primary School

Sky Sharma Foundation (SSF) held its second workshop on 7th July 2017 at Downshall Primary School in Redbridge to raise awareness of Mental Health in ‘Children and Young Adults.’

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Fundraising Event at Roehampton University

 

After our last year’s successful fundraising event held at Roehampton University to celebrate Sky’s birthday, Sky Sharma Foundation (SSF) held a second fundraising event at Roehampton University on 28th March 2017 at the Hive.

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Mental Health Awareness workshop held in Ilford by Sky Sharma Foundation

Saturday 25th February 2017 SSF held their first Workshop on Mental Health at the Central Library in Ilford. The host Mrs. Neelam Sharma welcomed the guests and introduced Maria Zatat who is the felicitator of Sky Sharma Foundation. Maria spoke about different types of Mental Health issues suffered by individuals, from Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorder and more, how it affects the brain and recognising the signs early. 

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SSF team handed out breakfast to the homeless sleeping rough 

On the morning of 24-12-16, Christmas Eve SSF team went out early to hand out breakfast and hot teas to the homeless sleeping rough on the cold streets of Ilford.
Breakfast is the first most important meal of the day, it helps stimulate the mind with positive thoughts. 

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SSF Charity Raises Awareness of Mental Health in the Minority Communities

Sky Sharma Foundation (SSF) held their first fundraising charity dinner and dance event on Friday 25th November at the Tabla restaurant in Ilford.

This event was held to promote the charity, SSF and to raise awareness of Mental Health especially in the Ethnic minority communities. It is a known fact that one in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem in a given one year. Depression and Anxiety are the most common mental health problems in the poor and disadvantaged people, who are greatly affected by mental health problems. 

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Freelance hair and makeup artist dedicated his time to raise funds for SSF charity



Darren Evans contributed his efforts and valuable time to raise funds for SSF and create awareness of Mental Health.

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Creating awareness on Mental Health Day

SSF team organised an awareness and fundraising event on 11th October 2016 Mental Health Day’, at Bar Wotever in Royal  Vauxhall Tarvern.

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Sky’s Birthday was celebrated by holding a fundraising event at his University

Sky’s (Akash’s) birthday was celebrated by holding a fundraising/awareness event at The University of Roehampton (Sky’s university (2013-2015)).

Sky’s friends, with the help of the head of Roehampton Student Union (RSU) George Cole, collaborated and organised this event with members of Sky’s family to celebrate Sky's birthday together with raising funds for his charity, namely Sky Sharma Foundation –SSF.

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In Memory of Sky (Akash) Acer tree planted at Roehampton University

In Loving memory of Sky (Akash) a memorial and tree planting ceremony was held at Roehampton University on 26th January 2016 at the Convent Parlour.

Family and friends were joined by the Staff, tutors and students to celebrate Sky's (Akash) life and to plant a tree in the garden outside the drama building where Sky (Akash) loved to study.

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SSF organised a Religious Hymns event for the opening of their charity

SSF held a musical religious event on the 20th February at Nagrecha Hall, Leyton.

On this special day religious hymns were sang by Anju Serohi, Mrs Kapoor, Mrs Saroj,Vikas and other guests who kindly lead the singing and everyone else participated and sang along to the hymns, supported by Mr Ajay Nagla playing the Tabla drums. . 

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Clothes to the homeless in the Welcome Centre 

On Friday 26th February, Team SSF handed out clean clothes to the homeless in the Welcome Centre, Ilford, London. 

The SSF team were met by the homeless men and women, who utilise the shelter facility for warm food prepared and served by the shelter chef and for general personal cleanliness. The team members spoke with some of the visitors to try and understand the difficulties they face on a day to day basis, and how, due to their circumstances they have become homeless. They all had a sad story to tell.