Children’s Cancer Foundation (CCF) beneficiary, 16-year-old Nurul Shafikha Bte Kamsani, was diagnosed with High Grade Glioma (brain tumour) in 2017. One of her biggest dreams is to be a singer and YouTuber so that she can create a song that will help to bring hope and happiness to people who may be in a similar situation. In order to help her fulfil that dream, Singaporean band The Sam Willows have agreed to work with her to produce her own self-written song.
On 19 September 2018, through the CCF’s Legacy Building Programme*, Shafikha’s dream was realized when she received the chance to work with The Sam Willows on her very own song titled “Why Me?”, which she wrote and recorded with the band at their studio. The music video, which features the recording session and the reactions of her family members after hearing the song, was produced as a gift of love that Shafikha hopes to leave behind for her family.
“When we were approached with this idea, all of us immediately jumped onboard. It means so much to us that we are in this position to help create something this meaningful for someone.” said the band about this project.
On top of that, The Sam Willows have also announced that, in the spirit of Christmas and giving back, they will be holding a one-night only exclusive Christmas Special Show in support of CCF and with partnership of Funan. In the hopes of raising childhood cancer awareness and funds for CCF, the band will be donating 100% of the gross donations from the show to the Foundation. Attendees will also be able to make voluntarily donations to the CCF at the show itself. The band hopes that this will help to spread their love to those who need it the most during this festive season with Benjamin Kheng himself stating:
“Christmas is and always will be a blessed time for everyone, no matter the circumstance or specifics. With this special event, all we want to do is bring a little bit of the Christmas we know to everyone’s hearts and having CCF be a part of this really means the world to us cause, at the end of the day, the greatest Christmas gift we can receive is knowing we made a difference to some of their lives.”
Head on over to the band’s social media pages to find out how to score some exclusive invites to the Christmas Special show.
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Media Release by: Alfred Tan, SONY Music Singapore.
Edited by: Donny Tan