The winner of the first annual Mouth Cancer Voice Awards has recorded her first CD as part of the top prize.
Kirsty Nichol, 17, from Hampshire won the performance for best singer in the event, which was supported by pop star Natasha Hamilton, BBC One TV presenter Julia Bradbury, West End theatre star Julie Atherton and actress and comedian Helen Lederer.
Kirsty recorded the songs Young Hearts Run Free and Real Girl.
She says: ‘My ambition for the future is to become a singer. I am absolutely ecstatic that I won.’
Kirsty won a day’s studio recording courtesy of Insomnia Music Ltd.
The Mouth Cancer Voice Awards is the brainchild of the Mouth Cancer Foundation and is aimed at young people and students, encouraging them not to take their voices for granted.
For further information, visit www.mouthcancervoice.org.