Local Schoolgirl Wins Jack Petchey Award

Foundation recognises work of Kiah Greenidge in making PPE for nurses

Kiah Greenidge at work and with her award

A school girl from Hammersmith & Fulham has been given an award by the Jack Petchey Foundation for the work she has done during the Covid-19 outbreak.

16-year-old Kiah Greenidge was nominated to the Community Awards scheme for her work preparing PPE packs for the NHS nurses working in her local community. At the time of nomination, Kiah had prepared over 500 kits.

Kiah has done this alongside studying and dealing with the abrupt ending to her Year 11 experience.

Tasha Greenidge, Kiah’s mother and one of her nominators, said, “She has managed all this while dealing with the harsh reality that her Year 11 was ended abruptly, the future looks a lot different and the opportunity to sit exams that she has studied for has been snatched away.”

Kiah said, “I was really surprised to be nominated for the award, I never set out for recognition, I just felt compelled to give back to my local community and help out wherever I could. I am happy and grateful for the nomination and to have won means so much, thank you to everyone for recognising my commitments”.

Kiah was awarded £50 from the Foundation and a letter from Sir Jack to congratulate her on going the extra mile to help others in this lockdown.

The Jack Petchey Foundation launched Jack Petchey’s Community Awards, an award scheme to recognise young people from London and Essex who are helping their community during the coronavirus outbreak.

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 Awards will motivate others and truly showcase the positive things young people do every day.”

The Jack Petchey Foundation has worked with schools and youth groups across Hammersmith and Fulham since 2005 providing £607,020 in funding to schools and youth clubs in the local area.

Members of the public are invited to nominate a young person they know via the Foundation’s website www.jackpetcheyfoundation.org.uk.

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March 10, 2017