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Havering scouts receive Jack Petchey achievement awards for their hard work

PUBLISHED: 10:35 15 November 2018 | UPDATED: 10:35 15 November 2018

Mackenzie Ayres, 13, who attends the 3rd Collier Row unit. Picture: Jack Petchey Foundation

Mackenzie Ayres, 13, who attends the 3rd Collier Row unit. Picture: Jack Petchey Foundation

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Scouts from across the borough were recognised last week for all of their hard work and presented with the prestigious Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Awards.

Jamieson McLaren, aged 11, attends the 8th Hornchurch unit. Picture: Jack Petchey FoundationJamieson McLaren, aged 11, attends the 8th Hornchurch unit. Picture: Jack Petchey Foundation

A total of 95 scouts from units across north east London came together to receive their prizes at Sir James Hawkey Hall, Woodford, on Thursday, November 8.

The event honoured Achievement Award winners aged 11-25 who received medallions to go with their framed certificate and a cheque for £250 each, which were already presented.

They were nominated by their peers and leaders, winning awards for a variety of achievements big and small but always for doing their best.

From the 3rd Collier Row unit, Mackenzie Ayres, 13, was nominated for managing to raise £850 for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Henry Rawlinson, 12, attends the 2nd Rainham unit. Picture: Jack Petchey FoundationHenry Rawlinson, 12, attends the 2nd Rainham unit. Picture: Jack Petchey Foundation

Henry Rawlinson, 12, goes to the 2nd Rainham unit where he is an assistant patrol leader.

He has also worked hard to raise more than £200 for the unit through fundraising, which he completed alongside his personal fundraising for Saint Francis Hospice.

Amber Le-Beau, 14, who goes to the 21st Romford unit, and Jamieson McLaren, 11, from the 8th Hornchurch unit, were also both nominated for their hard work, dedication and how much they have grown in confidence.

All of the scouts have decided to spend their £250 grants on equipment for their units.

Amber Le-Beau, 14, attends the 21st Romford unit. Picture: Jack Petchey FoundationAmber Le-Beau, 14, attends the 21st Romford unit. Picture: Jack Petchey Foundation

Scouts in the Greater London North East (GLNE) area have received funding of £818,283 from the Jack Petchey Foundation since funding started in 2000.

Lt Roderick Morriss, deputy lieutenant of Hackney and president of Scouts GLNE said: “I am enormously impressed with the achievements of the young people of Scouts GLNE.

“The awards tonight are a snapshot, a tiny example of what young people can achieve. Well done to all and thank you to the Scouts and the Jack Petchey Foundation for your work and support.”

County Commissioner for Scouts GLNE Lee Clarke added: “It was great to see young people achieving and receiving recognition through their awards for using some of the life skills taught to them in scouts.

“What great role models they are.”

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