The Script, Royalty and charities. Some our favourite things and they came together at The Royal Albert Hall in London to raise awareness for OnSide Youth Zones at the organisation’s award show.
The Script performed at the award show which honoured young people across the country. While at the inspirational event lead singer Danny met his HRH Prince Harry backstage and he shared the snap on social media.
The ceremony which was first for the organisation, saw a packed out Royal Albert Hall in London, recognising young people’s exceptional achievements with awards presented to those who have made a real difference in their community, have breakthrough talent, or have overcome the most challenging of circumstances.
HRH Prince Harry presented the OnSide Health and Wellbeing Award and addressed the 2500 strong crowd.
“Whether you are an OnSide member, or have helped make OnSide possible, you’re helping pave the way for someone else. And this is a chance to celebrate that. A chance for you to see what you have achieved together, the difference you are making, and the role models you have become This moment, when your friends at OnSide have your back, when they are lifting you up, and reminding you that anything is possible and that you have what it takes to be a game-changer. Every time I meet someone from OnSide I meet someone who is ambitious for themselves but also for their entire generation, hopeful for the future of our planet, and committed to supporting others. You have an amazing fire burning inside of you – full of potential, creativity, compassion, and authenticity.”- HRH Prince Harry
Young people shortlisted for the awards were nominated and voted for by Youth Zone members from the OnSide network, and their stories were told throughout the evening.
Little Mix star Jesy Nelson received the Gold Award, which recognises someone from the wider OnSide community who has made a significant and lasting difference to the lives of young people. Jesy was chosen through her breakthrough documentary, ‘Odd One Out’, highlighting the abuse she received at the hands of cyberbullies and its effects on her mental health.
“This is amazing, I can’t believe I’m the first winner of the very first OnSide Gold Award, its absolutely incredible. Thank you so much to everyone.” -Jesy Nelson
You can find out more about the incredible work OnSide Youth Zones does on their website!