Prince Charles joined in a mass mobot at the Pride of Britain Awards, where some of the nation's bravest people were honoured.
Over 100 guests including Prime Minister David Cameron, David Beckham, the Prince of Wales, Olympic heroes, X Factor finalists and Robbie Williams were at Grosvenor House in London's Park Lane.
Charles, who is present at the awards annually, said the event was a special way to recognise the achievements of incredible people.
– Prince Charles
These marvellous awards remind all of us that despite what one might think, throughout this country there are extraordinary people living selfless lives.
David Beckham said he was always thrilled to be involved in the awards, adding: "The winners are always amazing, particularly the little children."
Watch sporting heroes Nicola Adams, Louis Smith, Rebecca Adlington and Fabrice Muamba, TV stars Holly Willoughby, Bruce Forsyth, Louis Walsh, Tulisa Contostavlos and Myleene Klass and legendary pop star Jon Bon Jovi express there excitement and joy at being at the awards.
Among the winners, all nominated by the public, was Alice Pyne, 16, from Cumbria who received the teenager of courage award.
Alice was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma when she was 12 but has since become a strong campaigner through her blog.
The teenager finally finished her "bucket list" earlier this year and as a result of one of her wishes has persuaded 40,000 people in the UK to register to be a bone marrow donor.
She has also started a charity called Alice's Escapes which organises holidays to the Lake District for families with seriously ill children.
Another teenager of courage award went to Jack Carroll, 14, of Yorkshire.
Jack, who has cerebral palsy and needs a wheelchair to move around, uses stand-up comedy to laugh about his chronic condition and help other disabled children.
The child of courage award went to Ramona Gibbs from Bristol.
The seven-year-old had a split second to make a life-or-death choice as an out-of-control car hurtled towards her and her little sister Trixie.
Ramona pushed Trixie out of danger and sustained serious injuries herself.
Another award went to PE teacher Alan Watkinson. The 48-year-old from Middlesex spotted Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah's potential during a class at Feltham Community School when he was 11.
He has encouraged Farah and many other pupils achieve their potential.
The outstanding bravery award went to Corporal Carl Taylor, 26, of Birmingham.
Cpl Taylor risked his life twice by running across open ground in a shower of bullets to save the lives of three children in Afghanistan during a fight with Taliban insurgents.
Also picking up outstanding bravery awards were Royston Smith, 48, and Alistair Neill, 55, from Southampton, who tackled a killer armed with a gun in the control room of a nuclear submarine they were visiting last April.
The lifetime achievement award went to Doreen Lawrence, 60, from London who has fought for justice for her murdered son Stephen.
Stephen was 18 when he was stabbed to death by a racist gang in 1993 and when murder charges against the suspects were dropped she was determined to hold the men accountable.
She forced a public inquiry into the way police dealt with Stephen's death and set up a fund and a learning centre in his name to help disadvantaged youths.
The Prince's Trust young achiever award went to Jay Kamiraz, 33, of London.
After being savagely beaten at 17 and spending months in hospital, he decided to help survivors of the 2004 tsunami by forming a choir to sing at charity concerts.
Years later this led to his Sing To Smile programme, which helps boost people's confidence through singing.
Fundraiser of the year went to Flo and Jim Essex of Somerset.
Flo, 82, and Jim, 86, have spent more than 20 years taking up hair-raising challenges like laying down on a bed of nails and abseiling down an eight-storey building to raise more than £160,000 for charity.
The Lidl young fundraiser of the year went to seven-year-old Jack Henderson of East Lothian for raising nearly £30,000 for the hospital looking after his little brother through selling his drawings on the internet.
The GB Olympic and Paralympic teams were among those who received a special recognition award for their achievements this summer.
The awards will be televised on Tuesday night in a two-hour special.