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Queens, Heroines and Ladykillers: competition winner

Fri Sep 28 2012

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You may remember that we launched a competition a few weeks back, where you could win a night fit for a Queen.  Entrants had the chance to win a private box plus interval drinks for the opening night of our Queens, Heroines and Ladykillers season on 30 September at the Southbank Centre, London.

Well, we’ve been reading through the great entries you’ve submitted and we’re very pleased to announce that our winner is: Camelia Borg.  She was nominated by her colleague, Maurizio Borgatti at the charity Voice who submitted the following  heart-warming entry:

“Hi my heroine is a young care experienced woman called Camelia Borg who is currently volunteering for Voice as a fundraising intern for 3 months. She has overcome an amazing number of difficulties in her young life and yet still has an amazing passion and drive to help other young people in care through her work with Voice.  This is her story:

My life’s journey began in Hertfordshire, I was taken into care and moved from area to area, home to home; there’s been so many across the years that I have lost count.
Throughout my childhood I encountered many difficult obstacles and issues, quickly aging me beyond my years. I found myself lost in a system full of promises that weren’t kept.  My last Foster Carer introduced me to Voice, as I had many issues and she knew that they were independent and willing to help me.  Through the help, advice and guidance from my advocate, I was able to understand and realise that I didn’t have to be another care statistic.
I could never forget that pivotal moment that changed everything for me, and so continued to help Voice through volunteering, to help give something back and be able to help them and others…”

Well done Camelia – a true heroine0 and many thanks to all who entered the competition.

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