A STUDY of the Jack Petchey Foundation’s impact on young people since it first started in 1999 reveals that 200,000 Achievement Awards have been made.

The study was commissioned to celebrate the foundation’s 21st birthday.

During that time, it has invested more than £900,000 in Hillingdon and more than £800,000 in Ealing .

Through Foundation’s programmes, young people develop specific skills – dance, public speaking, maths, table tennis and more – and, through this, broader life skills.

Founder and philanthropist Sir Jack said: “From our humble beginning in East London we have grown to work with most schools and youth clubs across London and Essex.

“When young people receive our Achievement Awards or take part in our programmes, they learn to believe in themselves. And that’s what truly makes a difference.”