Jack Petchey Foundation Presents Awards at Greenford Hall

Achievements of local scouts celebrated

16-year-old Katie Allenby with her Achievement Award
16-year-old Katie Allenby with her Achievement Award

May 25, 2023

Awards were presented to a number of young people at a ceremony in Greenford Hall earlier this month.

Members of Scouts GLMW (Greater London Middlesex West) were give Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Awards at the live event.

Winners aged 11-25 from Scouts GLMW were celebrated for their contributions to their youth group community and received medallions and framed certificates from the Foundation along with a £300 grant for them to spend to benefit their school or youth group.

In addition, 12 adults were awarded Leader Awards for demonstrating outstanding ability to motivate young people. They each received a medallion and a framed certificate.

Achievement Award winners include the most recent winner Katie Allenby, 16, who attends the 9th Greenford Scout Group). Katie has been awarded the Jack Petchey Achievement Award for her commitment to being a helpful and friendly leader of her unit. She tries every task with total commitment and enthusiasm, even if she doesn’t succeed she has always tried her best. She is also very good with inducting new members to the Troop and encourages and guides other Scouts in any tasks, games or activities they are undertaking. Katie decided to spend her £300 Jack Petchey Achievement Award grant on Paddle Boarding.

Ealing has received funding of over £914,000 from the Jack Petchey Foundation since funding started.

Sir Jack founded the Jack Petchey Foundation in 1999 to recognise the positive contributions young people make to society and to support them in achieving their potential. Since then the Foundation has supported over 2,000 initiatives for young people across London and Essex and has invested over £150m.

In January 2022 the Achievement Award grant was increased to £300 for all newly awarded Achievement Award winners to further recognise the amazing achievements of young people across London and Essex.

Sir Jack Petchey CBE aged 97, said: “I am passionate about our awards scheme which enables young people to be recognised, valued and rewarded for their achievements and positive contributions to society.”

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