A HARTFORD teenager who inspired the foundation of a cancer support charity has been honoured alongside stars of the music industry at a London awards ceremony.

Josh Hill, 19, was diagnosed with Leukaemia at the age of five, inspiring his parents Lynda and Dai to start up the Joshua Tree – a charity working with families affected by childhood cancer.

On Thursday night, March 7, he was unwittingly plucked from the Hammersmith Apollo audience at the Global Awards to receive a special new award.

Josh, who is studying fitness and health at college, was presented with the Very Award by Good Morning Britain presenter Kate Garraway.

The award, created by Global and Very.co.uk, aims to celebrate those who have overcome a personal challenge.

Josh said: “To be honest, I didn't really do much. I was diagnosed with cancer, and the doctors were amazing.

“They pulled me through, as well as my family and everybody else.

“All I can say is when you hear of a charity that helps people with cancer, donate as much as you can because life is not easy, but the more money you donate helps their lives as well as the families.”

Josh is now in remission and last year conquered the Three Peaks challenge. He also ran with the Olympic torch.

Other winners on the night Mark Ronson, Dua Lipa and Little Mix, who all took home two awards each.

Media company Global owns and operates the radio stations Heart, Capital, Capital XTRA, Classic FM, Smooth, LBC, Radio X and Gold.