Do you know an young person making exceptional efforts to support their community during COVID-19?
The Jack Petchey Foundation launched its Coronavirus Community Nominations this week, a scheme to recognise young people giving back to others during the lockdown and while being home-schooled.
Trudy Kilcullen MBE, CEO of the Jack Petchey Foundation said: “At the Jack Petchey Foundation, young people inspire us all the time with the incredible work they do and that has not stopped in the current situation.
“We want to recognise more young people across London and Essex doing inspirational things to help their community and hope these Community Nominations will motivate others and truly showcase the positive things young people do every day.”
Winners will be announced on a rolling basis throughout the lockdown and will receive £50 each to spend as they wish or donate to a charity of their choice.
Awards will be given for any work supporting their own family, local area, school or youth group during the pandemic – as long as they are following social distancing rules.
The foundation is also running a photo competition #TheGoodInWhereILive. Just post a picture of something you like about your area and hashtag it on social media to enter. The winner will receive £250.
Another campaign is #21DaysofGratitude – post for 21 days about one thing a day you are grateful for and challenge others to do the same, tagging @jackpetcheyfoundation