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LAURA WRIGHT announced as Arthritis Research UK charity ambassador - New album 'Glorious' out next week

Laura Wright
Britain’s most exciting new soprano 
announced as a charity ambassador

Leading medical charity, Arthritis Research UK, has announced Laura Wright as the new ambassador for the charity, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Laura, 21, who performed the official Jubilee song at the charity’s garden on press day, was only nine years old when she was diagnosed with septic arthritis, leaving her wheelchair-bound for over a year. As the charity’s new ambassador she will help to raise awareness of the condition affecting one in six people and 15,000 children in the UK.
Talking about her appointment Laura said, “I’m proud of my association with Arthritis Research UK. Having been affected by this dreadful disease as a child, I learned from an early age not to take my health for granted. In my new role as an ambassador, I want to help the charity bust the myth that arthritis only affects old people and hopefully inspire people to get involved so that the charity can continue their pioneering research.”

Dr Liam O’Toole, chief executive of Arthritis Research UK said, “To have the support of Laura is fantastic and her personal experience will certainly resonate with many of our supporters. We warmly welcome her as our new ambassador and look forward to working with her on our fight against arthritis.”

Laura has sold over one million albums to date and was one of UK’s biggest-selling classical artists in 2011. In addition to her new charity role, Laura has been busy performing in front of HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh more times than any other artist during the Jubilee, she is also currently studying opera at the acclaimed Royal College of Music. Laura's new album, Glorious, will be released 28th May

For more information on Arthritis Research UK visit www.arthritisresearchuk.org.

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