What a night to honour heroes of the community

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It was another special night when a packed New Theatre Royal heard some amazing stories and saw 10 trophies handed out.

Helping the event go with a swing were entertainers who showed we have plenty of home-grown talent to be proud of.

Kicking off performances on the night were the Portsmouth High Ukulele Ladies.

The group of eight students from Portsmouth High School performed two numbers, Sweet Child of Mine by Guns and Roses and I Know You Know Me, by The Tease.

Alice Hunter, 17, who started the group earlier this year, said that they were honoured to play at the We Can Do It Awards.

She explained: ‘Community service is important to us, and we enjoyed playing so we could give something back.’

This year’s winner of The News Instant Star talent contest, gymnastic dancer Amy Tiller from Cosham, danced to Wherever You Will Go by The Calling.

Continuing the theme were members of street dance group Boutique, performing an energetic routine to a hits medley.

And getting the crowd going once again were our headliners, Portsmouth’s very own X Factor stars Same Difference, who sang three songs – Cee Lo Green’s Forget You, their own track The Rest Is History and a festive finale, John Lennon’s So This Is Christmas.