Toyah applauds people who changed lives

ACTRESS and singer Toyah Wilcox paid a visit to Essex to reward people's achievements through learning.The Champions of Learning Awards, organised by the Learning and Skills Council, recognise and reward Essex people who have improved their own lives or those of others through learning.

ACTRESS and singer Toyah Wilcox paid a visit to Essex to reward people's achievements through learning.

The Champions of Learning Awards, organised by the Learning and Skills Council, recognise and reward Essex people who have improved their own lives or those of others through learning.

Ms Wilcox had to overcome bullying, dyslexia and physical disability before embarking on her career.

She said: "I am very pleased to be associated with something which so clearly celebrates learning in such a positive and inspiring way.


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"I can honestly say that I am honoured to have been invited to be involved both with the launch and the awards night itself."

Ms Wilcox is best known for her 1981 hits 'It's a Mystery' and 'I Want To Be Free' and her roles in Derek Jarman's films 'Jubilee' and 'The Tempest'.

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This year's awards were launched yesterday from South Lodge Hotel in Chelmsford, which were also attended by last year's winners, nominators and organisers.

There are eight categories, each with prize money of £500 which winners are encouraged to use for further learning.

Internet link: www.championsoflearning.co.uk

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