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OUT­STAND­ING chil­dren and young peo­ple in care were con­grat­u­lated by a JLS pop star at a spe­cial awards cer­e­mony.

Boy band mem­ber JB Gill gave prizes to the win­ners of the Kids in Care Awards, hosted by Hilling­don Coun­cil.

The cer­e­mony recog­nises young peo­ple who have made an out­stand­ing achieve­ment in their lives – from mak­ing good progress at school to ex­celling in sport or mak­ing a con­tri­bu­tion to the com­mu­nity.

After re­ceiv­ing their awards from the singer, who rose to fame with X Fac­tor suc­cess story JLS, the au­di­ence were treated to a per­for­mance from pop group KIN.

The Bri­tish band has sup­ported Pro­fes­sor Green, landed BBC Ra­dio 1xtra’s ‘Track of the Week’ and can call foot­baller Theo Wal­cott a fan.

Held at the Sof­i­tel Ho­tel in Heathrow, the awards cer­e­mony was or­gan­ised with help from a panel of young peo­ple who are ex-Kids in Care Award win­ners.

Coun­cil­lor David Simmonds, deputy leader of the coun­cil and cab­i­net mem­ber for ed­u­ca­tion and chil­dren’s ser­vices, said: “We are proud of how our looked after chil­dren are over­com­ing dif­fi­cult cir­cum­stances to achieve per­sonal suc­cess.

“I’d like to con­grat­u­late ev­ery­one who re­ceived an award, their sto­ries are a real in­spi­ra­tion and it’s im­por­tant to recog­nise and cel­e­brate their achieve­ments.”

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