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Our young stars get Jack Petchey awards
7:20am Saturday 12th October 2013 in News
YOUNG people from Chelmsford were rewarded with medallions for their hard work in the community.
The Jack Petchey Foundation recognised the efforts of 114 youths aged between 11 and 25 from both Chelmsford and Maldon at a ceremony in the Civic Theatre.
Having already been given a grant worth £200, winners of the awards set up to commend the work in society by youths were presented with a commemorative medal and framed certificate.
Those championed on the night included 15-year-old KEGS student Arjun Kiri who has led the school’s Model United Nations programme.
Moulsham High pupil Courtney White-Hale, 13, was also rewarded for her fundraising work for the Icthyosis Support Group, who care for genetic skin disorders.
Another 13-year-old, William Dixon, was also commended for his ambassadorial work for his school, Hylands, which has seen him visit primary schools to promote the school.
Mayor of Chelmsford Trevor Miller was at the presentation and said it was great to see so many young people striving to make their community better.
He added: “I would like to add my congratulations to everyone who received an award.
“I hope the success you have achieved carries on for the rest of your lives. I would also like to thank the Jack Petchey Foundation for making it possible to recognise the achievements of so many young people from Chelmsford and Maldon.”
The winners also received high praise from Insp John Hallworth of the Chelmsford Neighbourhood Policing team.
Insp Hallworth said: “The motivation and determination we have seen is inspiring to me. The winners we have seen tonight really are the true face of our future communities.”
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