Coram Voice has today announced management consultancy Cadence Innova as the headline sponsor for its Voices 2020 awards ceremony this April.
Now in its fifth year, Voices is the national creative writing competition for children in care and young care leavers, providing them with a platform to express their creative talents and to celebrate their voices.
This year’s competition, which closed on 12 February, has seen a record number of entries, and 24 shortlisted young writers will be invited to the awards ceremony in London on 8 April, hosted by actor and former Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi.
Cadence Innova first supported the competition in 2019, and alongside sponsorship of the event, its staff members will volunteer to help with the competition shortlisting process. The organisation has also supported the creation of ‘AdvoCat’, a new animation launched by Coram Voice which is aimed at encouraging young children in care to access advocacy to help them express their views when decisions are made about their lives. Staff at Cadence Innova are also fundraising to support Coram throughout the year and engaging their clients with the charity’s work.
Brigid Robinson, Managing Director of Coram Voice, said: “We are proud to welcome Cadence Innova as our headline sponsor in what looks set to be another fantastic year for Voices.
“We are hugely grateful for Cadence Innova’s generous support and dedication to the competition. This enables us to provide a special and memorable experience for the young people taking part, celebrating their talents and allowing them to share their stories with wider audiences.”
Gita Singham-Willis, Founding Partner at Cadence Innova, said: “We are delighted to sponsor this great event for a second year running. The Voices Awards champion children’s creativity and development, and we are proud to be a part of this inspiring competition.”
The theme for Voices 2020 is ‘Dreams’ and the winners across four age categories – Primary, Lower Secondary, Upper Secondary and Care Leavers – will be announced at the awards ceremony on 8 April 2020.