The third and final of our new patrons is the supremely talented CAMARA FEARON.
Camara is a 20 year old multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, musician, mentor, Presenter, actress and ardent Charity worker. A Multi-Award winner, she was even honoured at our very own Dr. John Roberts CBE QC 10th Annual Achievements Awards’, receiving the inaugural STEVE McQUEEN CBE AWARD which was presented to her by the mother of the 12 Years a Slave director.
To list some of Camara’s immense achievements so far:
- At 10 years old performed at the Hackney Empire, where she was given a standing ovation.
- She has performed at Sadler’s wells Theatre with full orchestral and choir backing directed by Tim Steiner.
- Life Changers Award 2010
- Word4weapons Award 2012
- LBWF Leaders Award 2014
- Angel Foundation Award 2015
- Lead vocalist at The Royal Albert Hall accompanied by full orchestra and band.
- She was the first female/black youth to play ‘Last Call’ Trumpet solo at 11/11 Memorial service in LBWF.
- Was the first non famous person to have her song lyrics in print in the Jack Petchey Foundation diary distributed to thousands of schools.
- Camara was for 4 years, in the cast of ‘The JA Story’ a much renowned educational factual musical about Jamaica’s people and its history which was written and produced by JD Douglas who also wrote Black Heroes Hall of Fame. The production toured the UK and by the 3rd successive year on the production Camara was elevated to principle singer, actress and dancer as well as being the official vocal coach at just 16 years of age. Considering she has had no professional training it can only be put down to hard work.
- Invited to the House of Commons, where she performed one of her own penned songs called STAND UP MY PEOPLE. This event celebrated the Achievements and Contributions of Black and Ethnic minorities in LBWF.
- She was a member of London Symphony Orchestra’s Next Generation project for exceptionally talented musicians playing the trumpet and was also chosen to sing with the orchestra.
- She has performed internationally and was a guest artist for the late ‘ Dr Myles Munro on his successful Motivational tour in Ghana.
- Camara is an ambassador to eight organisations/charities including Through Unity and extending some charities in helping those in desperate need abroad.
- Winning a prestigious SPIRIT OF LONDON ‘Achievement through Music Award’ Camara has been part of the successful mentoring workshops run in schools all over London organised by SOLA.
- In March 2016 Camara won the Wise Women Award for the Most Outstanding young Christian women making a difference from within the Church and the Community
- Is a regular at City Hall as a guest speaker and performer at International Womens Day hosted by Jennette Arnold
Since the age of ten, Camara has been heavily involved in the Anti-gun and knife crime campaigning in area’s asking people to stand up against the crime, inviting gang members to believe in themselves and to give education another try.
In January 2014 Camara was given the opportunity to become and is now a columnist in an national/international monthly online newspaper called ‘The Phoenix Newspaper’, her column is called ‘Camara’s Spotlight’ where charity matters and inspirational people are given recognition for their positive achievements.
After completing her A levels in 2015 she was headhunted and immediately offered a part time job with Word4Weapons in partnership with Ascension Trust as a PA Co-ordinator overseeing Weapon Bins in London and the Midlands, also running school mentoring workshops. Camara believes that God has truly been faithful as this has allowed her to work on her music and do his work.
We all can agree that Camara is an excellent role model, and it is a true gift for the kids and young people of Descendants to have someone so close to their peer group as a source of inspiration. Welcome Camara – we are all looking forward to working with you!
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