Oct 06, 2014 22:22
By Mikey Smith
Georgia Hardie has been named Prince's Trust Young Achiever at tonight's Pride of Britain Awards, after overcoming a troubled upbringing to make a success of her life.
At just 11-years-old Georgia Hardie found herself homeless after her alcoholic mother's unpredictable behaviour forced her out of the family home.
She spent the next three years sleeping in secret in her sister's room at a hostel, where she would hide under the bed if staff came knocking, or staying at friends' houses.
She was handed the award by actor Martin Clunes at the glittering ceremony at London's Grosvenor House Hotel.
The actor said Georgia was “the most incredible example and ambassador for the Prince’s Trust. which stops so many people falling through so many nets”.
Georgia said: “Being homeless at 11 is terrifying. You feel isolated and stressed.
"This award means so much to me. I never imagined out of all the people I could ever come close. I've been trying not to cry because I haven't worn waterproof mascara.
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