Epping Forest Youth Council receive awards

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Youth Councillors receive awards from the Jack Petchey Foundation for their community and volunteering work at Lowewood Museum and Swaines Green.

Jack Petchey Awards

Joseph Pascoe, Matthew Tinker, Leonora Troshupa, Julie Turrell, along with King Harold Academy pupil Aaron Rogan and Charlie Luxford from Epping St John’s School, each received a Jack Petchey Outstanding Achievement Medallion and £200 to spend on their chosen project.

Staff from Epping Forest District Council’s Communities Services Team’,  Gill Wallis, Alexia Doherty and Louis Walton, were awarded Outstanding Leader certificates and each received a Jack Petchey Medallion at the presentation evening held at Sir James Hawkey Hall in Woodford Green on 7 July.

Youth councillors, pupils and staff accomplishments recognised

Youth Councillors and pupils were all delighted with the recognition for their Social Action and Volunteering work.

Louis Walton said: “It was an honour to have received the Jack Petchey Achievement award last night. The evening was an amazing opportunity to see so many inspiring young people be recognised, valued and rewarded for their achievements.”

Youth Councillor Matthew Tinker added: “Receiving a Jack Petchey Award is a real honour and it does give you a confidence boost.”

Jack Petchey Foundation

Established in 1999, the Jack Petchey Foundation makes grants to programmes and projects that benefit young people aged 11 to 25. The Foundation exists to raise the aspirations of young people, to help them take advantage of opportunities and to play a full part in society.

Since being established the Foundation has awarded grants totalling more than  £100 million.

Find out more at the Jack Petchey Foundation website.