OIAM STARS Awards 2019 Showcases The Resilience Of Children & Young People!

On Saturday 16th November 2019, One In A Million held its 11th annual flagship Stars Awards Ceremony at the prestigious Bradford Grammar School.

Our theme for this year’s awards ceremony was ‘RESILIENCE’ 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.

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

STARS 2019 welcomed 270 guests and local dignitaries including Her Majesty’s Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire and The Lord Mayor of Bradford, who supported a fabulous evening expertly co-hosted by sports broadcaster Derm Tanner, and One In A Million Chief Executive and Co-Founder Wayne Jacobs.

During the evening, guests were treated to some wonderful performances from our OIAM Community Dance Development Junior Group who performed two fabulous dances to ‘Scars To Your Beautiful’, and ‘I AM A Giant’. 

Anaayah Charles gave a moving performance as she delivered an emotional speech entitled, ‘How to cope with grief and loss’, and received a standing ovation at her close.

Talented singer Amy Haguma led us into our awards ceremony with an incredible rendition of Whitney Houston’s ‘I didn’t know my own strength’ on the Grand Piano, which was a fitting tribute to all the children and young people that OIAM work with.

Guests were then treated to some outstanding stories of ‘resilience’ from our deserved five award winners. 

One In A Million Sports Young Person of the Year 2019 (sponsored by Business Enterprise Fundwent to Anaayah Charles, presented by Shaun Connell from the Business Enterprise Fund and David Baldwin, Burnley FC CEO/ Chairman of the Bradford Economic Partnership, and OIAM Free School governor. Relive the moment and watch back Anaayah’s short tribute film below. 

Congratulations Anaayah, you are the deserving winner of this years, One In A Million Sports Young Person of the Year Award.

One In A Million Arts Young Person of the Year 2019 (Sponsored by Lily) went to Lillyana Gill. Presented by Rishi Handa, Director of Operations at Lily and Tanya Arnold, BBC Sports Presenter and OIAM Ambassador. Relive the moment and watch back Lillyana’s short tribute film below. 

Congratulations Lillyana, you are the deserving winner of this years One In A Million Arts Young Person of the Year Award.

One In A Million Free School Young Person of the Year 2019 (Sponsored by Bermar Building Ltd) went to Ibrahim Nawaz. Presented by Rob Moon, Managing Director of Bermar Building Ltd and Stuart Rees, OIAM Free School Principal. Relive the moment and watch back Ibrahim’s short tribute film below. 

Congratulations Ibrahim, you are the deserving winner of this years One In A Million School Young Person of the Year Award.

One In A Million Volunteer of the Year 2019 (sponsored by Napoleons Casino) went to Mark Tattersfield. Presented by Jane Dodd and Barry Bradley from Napoleons Casino and The Lord Mayor of Bradford Cllr Doreen Lee. Relive the moment and watch back Mark’s short tribute film below. 

Congratulations Mark, you are the deserving winner of this years One In A Million Volunteer of the Year Award.

Our final award of the evening was The One In A Million Award (Sponsored by the staff of Barclays Bradford) and went to Demi Hayton. Presented by Caroline Pullich, Head of SME Yorkshire for Barclays UK and Jas Athwal DL, Her Majesty’s Deputy Lieutenant for West Yorkshire. Relive the moment and watch back Demi’s short tribute film below. 

Congratulations Demi, you are the deserving winner of this years One In A Million Young Person of the Year Award.

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

Jas Athwal DL said, “STARS Awards 2019 was another outstanding evening, which showcased the great work that One In A Million does amongst children and young people in our great city of Bradford. Congratulations to all the deserving winners and performers!”. 

Wayne Jacobs, Co-Founder/Chief Executive added, “It has been a truly breathtaking evening with the children and young people being the real stars of the show. Thank you to all who played their part”.

Following an emotionally charged evening, our guests, award winners and team let their hair down rounding off a successful evening by dancing the night away courtesy of DJ Neil Bird.

A special thank you to STARS 2019 Sponsors, Donators and Bradford Grammar School for being wonderful hosts.

Thank you to the official Stars 2019 photographer Rob Freeman. (If any of our guests would like a copy of their picture please contact us at events@oneinamillion.org.uk, and we will send it to you). All our award winner videos were filmed courtesy of Marcus Lee, of Reel Street Productions.

We look forward to welcoming you to Stars Awards 2020! 

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