The Kidz Unlimited ‘Celebrating Achievement’ Awards was Whizz-Kidz’s first ever national recognition event, celebrating the exceptional skills, talent and dedication of Ambassadors and volunteers across the Kidz Unlimited project. The Awards also recognise the important part the Ambassador Network plays in influencing change on a regional and national level; in order to improve the lives of young disabled people.
The event took place on Wednesday 8th February 2012 at the House of Commons. Over 200 young people, families, celebs, MPs and Whizz-Kidz partners attended; with thousands more watching via the live stream (we believe this is a first! No other charity has streamed their awards event live from the commons before!).
Hollyoaks actors Nick Pickard and Jimmy McKenna co-anchored the event, which also featured international music artist Killa Kela, the very first beatboxer to perform in the House of Commons (well, unless one of the MPs has a secret hobby we don't know about!).
Hosted by Stuart Andrew MP, the ceremony had some very special guest award-givers including; Leader of the Opposition the Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP; Ade Adepitan MBE, sportsman, paralympian and television presenter; and journalist, political aide and author Alastair Campbell.
Congratulations and big thanks to all who helped to make the awards such a success.
Use the images below to find out about the winners and judges of the 2012 awards, and to see videos from the day.