‘Help Is Coming:’ Benedict Cumberbatch Voices For Syrian Refugees

By Sohini Biswas | 2 years ago
‘Help Is Coming:’ Benedict Cumberbatch Voices For Syrian Refugees

Benedict Cumberbatch has lent his voice for a moving charity single in aid of fleeing refugees for ‘Save The Children.’

The 39-year-old “Sherlock Holmes” star has recorded the introduction of a charity single “Help Is Coming” for the refugee crisis by reciting few lines from poet Warsan Shire’s Home, starting with the sentence: “No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark… No one puts children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land.”

According to Glamour Magazine, the short film in aid of ‘Save the Children’ has re-released The Crowded House track, “Help Is Coming,” which is now a resonant as the original track was recorded 20 years back for the migrant setting off on ships from Europe to America.

The driving force behind this project is writer Caitlin Moran and broadcaster Pete Paphides, both of who were disheartened and exasperated last week by the visuals of three-year-old Syrian refugee Aylan Kurdi and his brother Galip. While director Mat Whitecross hopes this short film would make people think. Watch the video

The track is already accessible on iTunes and will be attainable for procure as limited-edition 7” single from September 28 cites the official website of Save the Children. Alongside Apple, Capitol Records and Crowded House’s Neil Finn will also bestow all of their royalties and proceeds from the track to the organization for aiding the Syrian refugees.

Though Benedict Cumberbatch is tied up with a huge list of schedules yet he has made an effort to voice his feeling about the whole migrant crisis scenario in Europe. He didn’t ask the director much as to find out what the unit wanted to do, instead Cumberbatch just wanted to help. As he became a father this year, he exactly could relate to what these families must have been facing.

Hope many more celebrities join in soon to “Help is Coming” project to raise fund for the Syrian refugees.

Please join in – http://helpiscoming.org


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Video source: Youtube/Neil Finn

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Sohini is a writer by profession and painter by birth. She is also a bookworm and is involved in various gender empowerment activities. When she’s not playing with words, she is most likely busy painting or sculpting her imagery.