Jack Petchey Awards 2019: Hornchurch volunteer wins award for work with the elderly
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A 17-year-old volunteer in Hornchurch has been awarded a prestigious Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Award.
Emily Flint from St Mary's Youth Club in Hornchurch Road won a Jack Petchey Achievement Award for her willingness to help others in her community.
The 17-year-old volunteer represents her youth club at a befriending group for the elderly on the first Saturday of each month.
Emily was presented with the award at a ceremony in Queen's Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch on Monday, November 11.
She said: "The event means a lot to me as it gives everyone an opportunity to display their talents and achievements.
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"I believe it inspires young people and allows them to grow and offer and offer inspiration to others."
Emily decided to spend her £250 Jack Petchey Achievement Award grant on a white water rafting trip with her youth club.
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