A TOTAL of 93 young people from across Ealing borough received Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Awards at Greenford Hall on Wednesday.

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

They were nominated by their peers and leaders, for achievements big and small but always for doing their best.

Schools and clubs in Ealing have received £725, 691 from the Jack Petchey Foundation.

Winners included Sanjai Jathavan, 12, who attends Featherstone High School, Southall. He has shown a passion for getting involved in extra-curricular activities throughout the school and the local community.

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He is an active member of his cricket club, attends a police cadets unit and the Cut Films Leadership Programme.

As part of this film group, he has produced an anti-smoking advert, which has been used to warn fellow students about the dangers of smoking. 

He was also involved in organising the school’s charity week.

Sanjai is putting his £250 grant towards the school’s playground renovations.

Zayn Grehan, 12, attends Elthorne Park High School, Hanwell. When his friend needed help, Zayn was quick to do what he could to assist throughout his school routine. He helped carry bags, collect work and supported his friend throughout this time.

His £250 will go on new equipment for the school.

The Jack Petchey Foundation was founded in 1999 to recognise the positive contributions young people make to society.