Below are a few examples of community initiatives that Shahid has been part of or he has instigated. Giving something back to the community is pivotal to Shahid.
Shahid Sheikh has been appointed Chairman of the Shahid Afridi Foundation UK (SAF). The Foundation was created to help support people through education and to promote a healthier lifestyle with a commitment to changing lives.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
Shahid has been an Ambassador for over 4 years now and has been to many schools to promote his skills to young learners.
STEM Website link
Multicultural Event 2012
2012 Multicultural Event, celebrating the success of Ugandan Asians 40 years on. An excellent evening was had by all that attended, whilst money was raised for Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance, Forgotten Children and Greenland School and Orphanage.
Shahid was awarded in recognition of his valuable services to the community by The High Sheriff of Leicester in April 2012
Leicester Charity Link Donation from Leicester De Montfort 500 Round Table.
A cheque presented to LOROS on behalf of the Leicester De Montfort 500 Round Table.
Peter Jones Academy Students Visit Clifton to learn Shahid's story of success.
Students of the Peter Jones Academy visited Clifton Packaging for a day of inspiration. Shahid shared his entrepreneurial experiences, whilst students shared their business ideas.
Shahid Sheikh presented with Lifetime Achievement Award, The South Asian Community Project July 2010.
Sport Kit to Uganda continues thanks to local support.
Hundreds of sports mad youngsters in Uganda are set to benefit from the generosity of Leicestershire junior football clubs as 80 boxes of sporting equipment is being flown out to Kingdom of Tooro this week. Click here to read a full article!
Uganda March 2010.
Shahid Sheikh pledging financial support to the Rotary Club of Gaba:
Uganda March 2010.
Loros Donation from Leicester De Montfort 500 Round Table. :
A cheque presented to LOROS on behalf of the Leicester Demontfort 500 Round Table for £1000.
The National Enterprise Academy :
A letter from The National Enterprise Academy thanking Shahid for his support.
Leicester Special Olympics 2009 sponsored by Clifton Packaging:
Wishes for Kids Donation from Leicester's Biggest Eid & Diwali Party:
Shahid and Farhana Sheikh presenting Russell Brickett from Wishes for Kids Leicester Childrens Charity with a cheque for £1500 from Clifton Events Management, from the money raised by the Eid and Diwali Party.
LOROS Charity Donation:
A letter from the LOROS charity thanking Shahid for help in raising money for the charity.
Leicester's Biggest Ever Celebration of Multicultural Festivities:
Shahid and Farhana Sheikh are presenting a Multicultural event in Leicester to help raise money for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance and Wishes for Kids Charities.
Get A-Head Gala Charity Ball:
Shahid and Farhana Sheikh went to the event at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham to help raise money for head & neck cancer for the Get A-Head Charity Trust.
Wishes for Kids Charity Donation:
A letter from the founder of the Wishes for Kids charity - Russell Brickett - thanking those involved in raising money for the charity.
LOROS Hospice Care Charity Donation:
Clifton Event Management donated £250 to LOROS that was raised from the proceeds of Leicester's Biggest Ever Eid & Diwali Party.
Miss Peterborough 2008:
Shahid was selected to be a judge at this year's Miss Peterborough 2008. Shahid was one of eight specially selected judges, responsible for deciding who would walk away as Miss Peterborough 2008. In the run up to the event the 14 finalists had been raising funds for their chosen charity, Walk with Cancer. Shahid saw this as an excellent opportunity to show his support for the charity.
Above are images from the night; (from left to right) Natasha McFarlane who was Miss Peterborough 2007, this year's Miss Peterborough 2008, Lydia Fahy and this year's runner up, Stephanie Asian.
Rainbows Donation from Leicester's Biggest Eid & Diwali Party:
Shahid and Farhana Sheikh presenting Sarah Staines from Rainbows East Midlands Children's Hospice with a cheque for £750 from Clifton Events Management, from the money raised by the Eid and Diwali Party.
Rainbows Picture (from left to right) Shahid Sheikh, Sarah Staines, Farhana Sheikh
Leicester's Biggest Ever Eid & Diwali Party:
Shahid has instigated many initiatives within the community. He thinks it is pivotal that communities should not be divided due to race, religion or colour. An example of an initiative that Shahid orchestrated to combat this was to put together a special event, using Clifton Event Management, for all communities. It was a multicultural event to celebrate our city's unique diversity. This was an extremely successful event attracting over 600 people:
This event was a great example of creating an opportunity and setting standards for others to follow; Shahid most definitely set the benchmark.
ROKO Cancer Appeal:
Shahid was also a supporter of the ROKO Cancer appeal. Through Clifton Event Management, Shahid along with his wife Farhana helped organise an event at the House of Lords, London, to help to raise awareness for the charity.