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Young people win Jack Petchey awards
10:59am Friday 11th October 2013 in News
YOUNG people from Brentwood had their hard efforts in the community recognised at a special ceremony.
The Jack Petchey Foundation commended the work of 43 people aged between 11 and 25 from the town at the annual awards event held at the Towngate Theatre, in Basildon.
Having already received a cheque for £200, the award winners were presented with a commemorative medal and framed certificate on the night.
Winners include 16-year-old Brentwood County High School student and world champion Ju-Jitsu athlete Morgan Gray, who gives up lots of his personal time to coach others the martial art discipline.
Lifesaver Taliah Dalorto, 15, was also recognised at the event after she helped someone giving CPR on a woman who had collapsed correct information as she noticed they were not doing it right.
After this the Ursuline Convent School pupil then contacted the emergency services.
Another teenager who picked up her medal on the night was Rebecca Olson.
The 15-year-old St Martin’s High School pupil has raised money for the British Heart Foundation through a series of events such as cycling 60 miles between London and Brighton.
Mayor of Brentwood Madeline Henwood was present at the ceremony and said it was fantastic to see youths being rewarded for doing good in the community.
Mrs Henwood said: “Hearing about the work of these young people has been totally amazing and inspirational.
“It is wonderful to see these local young people achieving so much and being recognised for it.”
Her thoughts were shared by District Police Commander Tracey Harman “In my role we often hear a lot of negative things about young people,” she said.
“So it has been really inspirational to be here tonight and see just how inspiring they can be.”
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