Talent shines at Future’s Bright Awards

The Duke of Edinburgh Award winners
The Duke of Edinburgh Award winners

YOUNG stars shone at an awards night organised by their peers.

The Future’s Bright Awards were held at the Borough Hall, on Hartlepool’s Headland, where X Factor girl group Belle Amie performed and also handed out the awards in front of a crowd of around 300 people.

It was organised by Hartlepool Youth Parliament, a group of 12 teenagers who represent and promote young people in the town.

Juliette Ward, a participation youth worker, said: “Everyone who received an award thoroughly deserved it. It was good to see young people celebrating their achievements.”

Project of the Year went to The Lynx, a group formed by young carers.

The Courage Award went to David Clarke who did not attend the ceremony, while the Outstanding Contribution to Youth Award was picked up by Josh Buckley. Sophie Gilroy was chosen in the Volunteering and Community section and Anthony Middleton was given a Back on Track Award.

Entertainment went to Sophie Berry, Academic Achievement to Scott Watson, Environment to Josh Cooper and Alex Craig received the Sport Award.

Martin Burnside was named the Young Person Champion.

A group of determined young people were also given their Duke of Edinburgh Awards on the night.


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