Bullied teenager up for Radio One award for inspiring work

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A bullied teenager from Portsmouth has been short-listed as one of the finalists for BBC Radio One’s Teen Awards.

Chloe Hine, 16, has been nominated in the Teen Hero category for her work setting up an anti-bullying charity.

The Teen Awards are on November 8 and are a celebration of the achievements of outstanding young people in the UK.

At the heart of it are young teens selected for their selfless, brave and exceptional achievements.

Chloe, whose story has previously been featured in The News, is one of 10 nominees for the award for her inspiring story to overcome bullying.

After suffering for several years, she was left withdrawn, depressed and feeling isolated.

Chloe discovered that music was a great therapy for getting her emotions out and making her feel better.

Three years ago Chloe started to help other children recover from bullying using song writing and music.

It was so successful that she had a massive waiting list of children that wanted help so in October 2014 she created a new children’s anti-bullying charity.

It uses music as a self-help therapy when they are or have been bullied. Everyone that works with Chloe at the charity has been bullied at some point.

Hundreds of Teen Heroes were nominated by Radio 1 listeners for their outstanding achievements. The winners will be selected by a panel of judges consisting of previous Teen Hero winners and Radio 1 DJs.