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Jennifer Hudson to be honoured with special humanitarian accolade at People's Choice Awards

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Jan 07, 2014 | 3:44pm EST

Singer/actress Jennifer Hudson is to be handed the Favourite Humanitarian trophy at the upcoming People's Choice Awards in recognition of the foundation she launched in honour of her slain nephew. The Dreamgirls star will be presented with the special accolade at the annual prizegiving on Wednesday (08Jan14). Hudson will be recognised for her work with the Julian D. King Gift Foundation, the organisation she founded in 2008 following the murder of her seven-year-old nephew. The foundation works to foster stability and productive experiences for children so they can be positive influences on their communities. Hudson shares her gratitude for the award in a statement that reads: "Thank you for honoring me with the Favorite Humanitarian Award. My sister Julia and I were raised with the belief that helping others was always very important. "This spotlight will provide us with the opportunity to share all the amazing work being done by the Julian D. King Gift Foundation for children in the city of Chicago and around the United States." As well as the trophy, Hudson will receive a $100,000 (£60,950) donation to her foundation.

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