University Gospel Choir of the Year founder up for award
The founder of a gospel choir competition is in the running to win the community champion category of the Ghana-UK Based Achievement Awards.
Lorraine Wright, from Streatham, has been recognised for founding University Gospel Choir of the Year (UGCY), which showcases singers from across UK universities.
Ms Wright said: "It’s amazing to see they recognise what we are doing.
"The team have all put in blood sweat and tears and no-one gets paid."
Since UGCY launched in 2011 more than 600 students have performed in the West End finals of the annual competition.
In September they joined with Westfield Stratford City in an attempt to break the world record for the largest gospel choir in the world.
UGCY work with The X Factor during live shows and their vision is to encourage students to set up gospel choirs in every UK higher education institution.
Ms Wright, who foundered UGCY in 2010, said: "It’s so nice to see people coming together who love singing.
"It gives these people the opportunity to form a family."
The Ghana-UK Based Achievement Awards celebrate talent and achievement within the British Ghanaian community.
Ms Wright is a finalist in the community champion category of the awards, which are being held on November 10 at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel.
To vote for Ms Wright visit gubaawards.co.uk