A FILM created by a local charity has won a national award.

Grief as a Teenager was produced by Tynedale Hospice with the help of six young people who have all lost a parent. The film was named as one of the six finalists at the Charity Film Awards, and last week was awarded bronze at a ceremony in London. Family support practitioner Emma Andrews travelled to the capital for the awards, along with the hospice’s CEO, Mike Thornicroft and the six teenagers in the film.

Amelia Rust, whose father died suddenly while she was on a school trip in India, said: “We wanted to tell it how it is. I have loved being a part of this group and I am so proud of what we have achieved. I will never forget this experience.”