A WOMAN who dresses as a human disco ball has been nominated for an award after raising thousands of pounds to help refugees.  

Freya Morgan, a human rights lawyer from Droitwich, and her Canadian friend Aaron Rajesh set themselves a goal of raising £120,000 for the charity. 

Now, the 28-year-old, recognised as the “Human Disco Ball”, has been named as a finalist in this year’s Outstanding Commitment category for the GoCardless JustGiving Awards.

It is after she ran more than 2,500km to raise money for the Bail for Immigration Detainees Charity.  

The charity provides free legal advice, information and representation to thousands of people held in detention across the UK. 

Ms Morgan said: “I was overjoyed to receive my nomination. 

“At first, I was shocked because even though the Human Disco Ball campaign has had so much support from sports communities across the UK and the wider public, asylum and detention can be so inhumanely and negatively distorted. 

“It shows me how much people really do care and that brought me to tears.” 

Ms Morgan’s fundraising campaign was inspired by her own mental health journey, which saw her attempt to take her own life when she was just 16 years old. 

After this, she took up running and has never looked back since.  

The GoCardless JustGiving Awards celebrate the inspiring acts of people, empowered to make the world a better place.  

Pascale Harvey, president and general manager of JustGiving, said: “In every way imaginable, Freya has dedicated her life to supporting those in need of asylum.

"Not only has she dedicated her career to the cause, but she has also spent years raising funds for those in need.”  

Anna Cambell, director of Bail for Immigration Detainees, added: “Freya's energy and commitment throughout have been amazing, and the money she raised has helped us to secure justice for our clients in detention. She 100% deserves to win this.”  

Eight winners will be announced at the ceremony, which will take place at London’s Roundhouse on the evening of September 18th.  

People now have the opportunity to vote for the fundraisers they want to see crowned for their efforts via the JustGiving website.