Sea Cadets from across London and Essex were presented with prestigious Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Awards at the fourth annual awards event held at the Great Hall in Kensington on Monday 21 March.
Ninety nine young achievers aged 11-25, nominated by their peers and selected for a variety of achievements, received a medallion, framed certificate and cheque for £200. 19 volunteers were also celebrated for demonstrating, in an outstanding way, an ability to motivate young people.
Captain Mark Windsor RN, Captain Sea Cadets said about the event “It was a great privilege to be part of such a wonderful celebration of youth achievement and volunteer leadership. This could only be possible as a result of the marvellous support of the Jack Petchey Foundation. We are very lucky in London and Essex to have the Achievement Awards to celebrate our young people. My post covers the whole of the UK and there is nothing like it for Sea Cadets elsewhere. Jack Petchey is a legend.”