Voice UK winner to headline charity event

The Mayor of Derry Councillor Brenda Stevenson, accompanied by singer Andrea Begley (The Voice UK 2013 winner), launching the 'North West Singing Star' contest, to be held in the city's Guildhall on 10th March 2015.  Proceeds from the event will go to the charity Aware Defeat Depression. Included in the picture are Laura Hourican, head of human resource at First Source, contest sponsors, and Margaret McCrossan, North West community development fund raiser for Aware Defeat Depression.  0915-5035MT
The Mayor of Derry Councillor Brenda Stevenson, accompanied by singer Andrea Begley (The Voice UK 2013 winner), launching the 'North West Singing Star' contest, to be held in the city's Guildhall on 10th March 2015. Proceeds from the event will go to the charity Aware Defeat Depression. Included in the picture are Laura Hourican, head of human resource at First Source, contest sponsors, and Margaret McCrossan, North West community development fund raiser for Aware Defeat Depression. 0915-5035MT

The winner of The Voice UK, Andrea Begley, will be inspiring the next generation of singing stars when she performs live at a charity singing competition in Derry next week.

The Pomeroy-native, who won the BBC’s popular talent search competition in 2013, is the headline act in Aware Defeat Depression’s Singing Star North West competition.

The Guildhall event, taking place on Tuesday, March 10 (7pm) will see the best young vocal talents from the North West sing in front of a panel of guest judges including Andrea.

Every penny raised from the competition, sponsored by Derry-based outsourcing company Firstsource Solutions, will go towards Aware Defeat Depression’s services for people affected by depression.

In what should be a night of spectacular song Firstsource’s Inspire Choir, made up of employees, will also perform live.

Tickets for the event are on sale now and available at Eventbrite.co.uk (just visit Eventbrite.co.uk

and enter ‘Singing Star North West) and at the Aware Defeat Depression offices, 56 Strand Road.