OIAM STARS Awards 2018 showcases the COURAGE of Bradford’s children & young people!

On Saturday 13th October 2018, One In A Million held its 10th annual flagship STARS Awards Ceremony at the prestigious Bradford Grammar School.

Our theme for this years awards ceremony was ‘COURAGE’ and this was in full display with some outstanding performances and achievements celebrated, from the children and young people who have attended OIAM programmes during the last 12 months.

STARS 2018 was co-hosted by sports presenter Derm Tanner and One In A Million Chief Executive and Co-founder Wayne Jacobs and attended by over 250 guests, which included local dignitaries including; Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, The Lord and Lady Mayoress of Bradford and Chief Executive of Bradford Council. Guests were treated to a moving awards ceremony and some moving performances from our OIAM Free School Choir, OIAM Community Dance Group and individual solo from Mel McMahon (OIAMFS Student).

The evening was rounded off by guests enjoying a dance, accompanied by live music from our very own Robbie Miller. We would like to place on record our THANKS and gratitude to all our sponsors, donators on the evening, the County Caterers team and all who attended to make the evening a very special occasion. Award winners, sponsors and presenters on the evening were as follows;  

One In A Million Sports Young Person of the Year 2018 (sponsored by Business Enterprise Fund) went to Hagie Damba, presented by Mark Illey Investment Manager at Business Enterprise Fund and James Mason, Chief Executive of Rochdale AFC. (Pictured below).

Watch Hagie’s tribute video below.

One In A Million Arts Young Person of the Year 2018 (Sponsored by Lily) went to Millie Murphy. Presented by Rishi Handa, Director of Operations at Lily and Sharon Orr Community Affairs Manager at Provident Financial. (Pictured below).

Watch Millie’s tribute video below.

One In A Million Volunteer of the Year 2018 (sponsored by Napoleons Casino) went to Anna Griffiths. Presented by Jane Dodd and Barry Bradley from Napoleons Casino and Kersten England, Chief Executive of Bradford Metropolitan Council. (Pictured below).

Watch Anna’s tribute video below.

One In A Million Free School Young Person of the Year 2018 (Sponsored by Bermar Building Ltd) went to Mel McMahon. Presented by Rob Moon, Managing Director of Bermar Building Ltd and The Lord Mayor of Bradford Cllr Zafar Ali. (Pictured below).

Our final award of the evening was The One In A Million Award (Sponsored by the staff of Barclays Bradford) and went to Joshua and Sharron Reynolds. Presented by Daniel Styler, Area Manager for Barclays Business in West Yorkshire and Jas Athwal DL, Her Majesty’s Deputy Lieutenant for West Yorkshire. (Pictured below).

Watch Joshua and Sharron’s tribute below.

Our amazing award winners and their families were chauffeur driven thanks to Bradford Audi.

A fantastic evening was had by everyone as we celebrated the children and young people of Bradford.

A special thank you to all our events sponsors and event donations.


Thank you to the official Stars 2018 photographer Charles Waller Photography

All our award winner videos were filmed and produced courtesy of Marcus Lee, of Reel Street Productions.

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