Lorraine joined Coney in September 2019 as our Administration Associate under an internship scheme run by her university. She recently graduated from De Montfort University, Leicester where she studied Accounting and Finance. Her main passions include forensic accounting, performing arts and Ghanaian charity work.

During secondary school, Lorraine participated in and directed numerous plays and musicals through the school’s annual ‘House Plays’ competition, whereby her house was really successful across her time there. This was a voluntary role in which she achieved the ‘Best Director’ award in 2013. Besides this, Lorraine attained a one-year scholarship from her secondary school for Jigsaw Performing Arts School, which encouraged her to utilise her abilities whilst understanding the functions of the Performing Arts industry. She is also an alto singer for the Viva Hall Choir in which she has performed at the Heston Hyde Hotel for the official 58th Nigerian Independence Ball in front of a wide range audience.

Lorraine decided to return to her creative roots by founding Melareign Arts in summer 2018, to build a community in which young people can express their creativity and challenge their abilities to further develop talents. This project is an avenue to forecast epidemics that are faced within black and low-socioeconomic societies.

Besides this, Lorraine is a treasury assistant for an NGO called Change for Ghana (C4G) which raises donations to help various communities in Ghana through activities conducted in the UK. Additionally, she established a platform called Connect with Ghana (CWG), which is a platform that aims to bring the young Ghanaian diaspora and individuals with an interest in the Ghanaian culture across the UK together. This idea was influenced by a trip to Ghana where she had the opportunity of volunteering for schools and had identified the lack of support from the Ghanaian community in the UK, specifically from the younger generation.