TALENTED young people from Warrington have performed for celebrities and royalty at OnSide's national charity awards.

OnSide, a network of youth centres across the UK, invited Fishing for Spinach from OnSide Warrington Youth Club to perform at its welcome reception and as part of the house choir.

It was a night which recognised young people’s exceptional achievements including those who have made a difference in their community.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, met some of the young nominees before he presented an award onstage.

He said: "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.”

Young people shortlisted for the awards were nominated and voted for by members of the OnSide network, include the Warrington centre in Great Sankey, and their stories were told throughout the evening.

The ceremony included performances from The Script, Ms Banks, up-and-coming artist Yizzy, the 25-piece Chineke Orchestra and was hosted by BBC Radio 1 presenter Dev Griffin and Capital Breakfast Show host, Vick Hope.

Kathryn Morley, chief executive at OnSide Youth Zones, said: "I am delighted that our first annual OnSide Awards ceremony was a huge success.

"All the acts were incredible.

"It was wonderful to shine a light on youth zones which have such a transformational effect on the lives of young people."