Young volunteers awarded for their efforts with Jack Petchey award

Times Series: Eve Culley Eve Culley

Children and teenagers who tirelessly raised hundreds of pounds for charities have been commended for their efforts.

Pupils from 22 secondary schools and five clubs across Barnet were given the Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Award.

The event, held at Arts Depot, in North Finchley, honoured winners aged 11 to 25 who received framed certificates and a cheque for £200 for their efforts.

Winners included Eve Culley, 13, from St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School in Barnet, who raised £671 for CAFOD and Plan UK.

Also awarded was Sarah Macdonald, 14, who began volunteering with the Make Lunch project on the Dollis Valley Estate last year, to give children meals throughout the school holidays.

And Robin Medina, 17, a pupil at Hendon School, was also given the award for being a “great role model” to his younger peers, and developing the Year 7 football team.

Winners hope to spend their money on buying equipment for their schools.

Deputy mayor of Barnet Cllr David Longstaff said “It has been a privilege to be here on the two nights of the Jack Petchey Foundation Awards and hear the phenomenal achievements of Barnet’s children and leaders."

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