Over 100 people from across Barnet received awards for succeeding in completing a variety of achievements.

The winners, aged 11-25, were presented the Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Awards at the Artsdepot last week.

They received a framed certificate and a cheque for £250 each.

Alexandra Tsiotsi, 12, was one of the winners at the event. She raised over £7,000 for the Brompton Royal Heart Foundation after overcoming personal illness and surgery.

She said: Alexandra said: “No matter what obstacles you face in life; you will always find a way to achieve your dreams. Never give up!”

Alexandra decided to spend her £250 Jack Petchey Achievement Award grant on a Small Desktop Vinyl Cutter.

Eight adults were also celebrated with Leader Awards who have demonstrated, in an outstanding way, an ability to motivate young people. They received a medallion and a framed certificate.

The Mayor of Barnet, Cllr. Caroline Stock said: “It was a real privilege to come to the awards tonight and hear all about the incredible achievements that our Barnet young people have performed. Well done!”

Detective Inspector Craig Bradley from Barnet Police added: “The issue for me is the negative way young people are talked about. This evening we have seen fantastic role models; young people doing positive things, and inspirational leaders guiding them along the way.

“That the Jack Petchey Foundation supports and celebrates this is excellent.”

Barnet schools and clubs have received funding of £1,394,692 from the Jack Petchey Foundation since funding started in 2005.

The foundation was set up to inspire and celebrate young people.