Star is Latest Ambassador for Prince Charles’s Charity
Coronation Street actress Sair Khan joins One Direction’s Zayn Malik, music producer Naughty Boy, actor Sanjeev Bhaskar OBE, actress Nina Wadia and award winning film director Gurinder Chadha OBE as an ambassador for the British Asian Trust, a charity founded by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales in 2007.
The talented star is the Trust’s latest addition to the 30 well-known names who currently champion its work in the areas of Anti-Trafficking, Mental Health, Education and Livelihoods.
The Trust works to empower the disadvantaged across South Asia, helping them to transform their lives. With the help of funders and exceptional local partners the Trust’s aim is to unlock their potential, arming them with skills, resource and most importantly with confidence and a sense of value.
Joining Coronation Street in 2014 as a member of the first Muslim family since the show began in 1960, it is clear that Khan is no stranger to breaking boundaries, making her a perfect fit for the Trust. Speaking about her new ambassadorship, Khan said “I’m delighted and honoured to be involved with the British Asian Trust, the work they do challenges taboo subjects that we must raise awareness of – I want to use my involvement to help engage people, drive them to acknowledge and take action against issues such as trafficking.”
Khan had recently joined Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji, Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi and Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall at the Trust’s recent launch of the Anti-Trafficking Fund (see photo).
Welcoming Khan to the Trust, Executive Director Hitan Mehta said, “I would like to thank Sair for joining the Trust, the contribution of all our ambassadors is invaluable. Their commitment to helping us spotlight such difficult causes ensures that we continue to generate support and those who are most in need are never forgotten.”