Melissa Johns shortlisted for National Diversity Award 2018

Winterson’s actress, Melissa Johns, has been shortlisted for Positive Role Model of the Year 2018 at the National Diversity Awards (NDA), the largest diversity awards programme in the UK. The announcement comes on the back of another major milestone, as Melissa was also recently named as part of the Shaw Trust Power List 2018, being selected as one of Britain’s 100 most influential people with a disability.

An incredible 24,584 people were nominated in the preliminary round of this year’s programme, and Melissa has made the 124 strong shortlist of people being recognised for their various achievements nationwide.

“What a wonderful thing to be recognised for,” said Melissa. “To be told that you are having a positive impact on the lives of others really is priceless. I am so thrilled and honoured to have been shortlisted for this award and will continue to do everything I can for the equality, inclusion and representation of people with disabilities”

The ceremony will take place at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral on Friday 14thSeptember and you can find out more about the programme here.