Disabled singer joins judging panel for national awards
A disabled activist from Horsham, Sussex, has been chosen to join the panel of an annual awards ceremony held by a national charity.
Singer and influencer Alice Ella will be one of the judges deciding who makes the shortlist and wins at this years’ Sense Awards which recognises the achievements of people with complex disabilities.
Ella will join a panel of disabled celebrities and activists which includes chef and TV presenter Briony May Williams, disabled influencer Lauren Gilbert and Paralympian Siobhan Fitzpatrick.
Living with chronic fatigue syndrome has not held Ella back, despite living with the condition for 18 years she has become an advocate for ambulatory wheelchair users and people with hidden disabilities.
Ella was nominated for ‘Influencer of the Year’ in 2022, now she’s back as a place on the judging panel.
She told Sussex Express: “I can’t wait to join the judging panel this year and connect with even more incredible disabled people. It’s a great way to recognise the work they’re doing and continue to raise their voices.”
The Sense Awards has been running for 20 years, past winners include comedian Rosie Jones and BBC News reporter Nikki Fox.
[ You can nominate somebody for a Sense Award through the Sense website until September 1 ]