Since winning BBC Radio 4 Chorister of the year in 2005, and establishing herself as a singer, Laura has gone on to lend her support to many charities, including Arthritis Research UK, Age UK, East Anglian Children’s Hospice’s and Cancer Research UK. While supporting as many charities she can, Laura focusses particularly on those whose work she finds of interest and that mean the most to her. The music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins is one of these. Nordoff Robbins focuses on changing the lives of children and adults suffering with serious illness through the work of music therapy. Their therapists work tirelessly on improving these peoples lives, by sharing their gift of music. In 2012 Laura was awarded a PPL Classical Music Award from Nordoff Robbins and shortly after receiving the award, she was invited to become an Ambassador for the charity, continuing to work with them in any way she can.
More recently Laura has taken on a role with Marie Curie, seeing her take part in their annual Swimathon, with further events planned for the future.
Over the past decade, perhaps Laura’s proudest collaboration has been with the Royal British Legion, She has performed at the Festival of Remembrance on several occasions, and launched the Poppy Appeal on numerous years, giving many performances. Laura continually campaigns to raise funds for her charities, and has herself taken part in A Pedal to Paris and as well as campaigning to raise funds.
The Invictus Games Foundation
Laura’s initial involvement in The Invictus Games as an ambassador and performer, has seen Invictus has grown rapidly in the last two years and Laura is delighted to continue to fulfil an Ambassadorial role and will perform in the 2017 Games, which take place in Toronto.
Always keen to diversify her sporting activities, Laura’s Ambassadorial role with the Charity Sportsaid, of which the Duchess of Cambridge is patron, has seen Laura cycle, swim, row and run many miles in order to raise vital funds to support the next generation of Olympians. She has started ‘The Laura Wright’ fund in Suffolk, in order to help support those local to her home trying to further their sporting careers.