The Stronger Together Community Choir has been crowned the winner of the first annual Care Sector’s Got Talent competition.
The choir, led by Kevin Phoenix, Music and Activities Coordinator Stanley Grange in Preston, triumphed over ten shortlisted candidates after performing live via Zoom to a panel of judges last month.
Their prize is £500 worth of Love to Shop Vouchers and six months’ access to Oomph! Wellness On-Demand.
The choir will also be performing their winning song, Stronger Together, at the Care Show and the Leaders in Care Awards in Birmingham on October 13.
The competition was open to individual carers and care teams across the country.
Reflecting on the final, Angela Boxall, COO Majesticare and Championing Social Care Founding Patron, said: “The final was spectacular. Every single day we see how incredibly talented our sector is, but this event provided everyone with the perfect opportunity to celebrate that and Sparkle for Social Care.’
The Stronger Together Community Choir formed during the first lockdown, meeting every Tuesday morning on Zoom and performing their favourite songs. Their members come from across the north of England, all supported by Future Directions.
Describing the winning song, leader of the choir Kevin Phoenix said: “Stronger Together is a song of unity, hope, thanks and a reminder of these historic times we are living in. That we are and were Stronger Together.”
Caption: The choir performed live on Zoom during the grand final last month.