Little Mix stars Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Westlife’s Mark Feehily are big winners at the British Diversity Awards for the equality of their work.
His ceremony at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London was chaired by broadcaster and former Loose Woman panelist, June Sarpong.
The Pinnock chart-topping singer is recognized for her BBC Three Race documentary, Pop And Power, which details her experiences as a black woman in the music industry.
The pop star, 30, was awarded the Media Champion In The Public Eye for her advocacy work against racism.
Former footballer and sports pundit Jamie Carragher, 44, received the same award for her work with social advocacy charity Football For Change, which helps underprivileged young people difficult.
Irish singer Feehily, 41, who campaigns for surrogacy rights for LGBT+ families, has received a Global Recognition Award for Diversity.
The Flying Without Wings star, who has racked up 14 number-one singles with Westlife, said it was an “unbelievable honor” and “the most meaningful award I’ve collected in my career.” “.
“I mean, I’ve won awards for my music and awards with Westlife, but this is something very special.
“I am proud and I hope it goes in some way towards highlighting the problems LGBT+ families are facing who want to start their own families.
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“There is still a lot of work to be done and our work will not stop until we achieve full equality.”
UK Diversity Awards founder Linda Riley said the gong team “lights up” people “helping to make the world a better place” across diverse sectors.
Erica Bourne of Burberry, sponsor of the event, said: “The ceremony is a true tribute to inspirational individuals, highlighting the incredible contributions of both the winners and those of nominated to create an inclusive world.
“Their story demonstrates the power of coming together, overcoming adversity, and standing up for real change.”
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/leigh-anne-pinnock-and-mark-feehily-lead-winners-at-british-diversity-awards-41433618.html Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Mark Feehily lead the winners at the British Diversity Awards