Jack Petchey Foundation recognises exceptional young people during Covid-19 across Essex

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THE JACK Petchey Foundation has just launched Jack Petchey’s Community Nominations, a grant-giving scheme to recognise young people in Essex who are helping their community during the coronavirus outbreak.

Members of the public are invited to nominate a young person they know via the Foundation’s website www.jackpetcheyfoundation.org.uk. Winners will be awarded £50 each in recognition of their community spirit.

Jack Petchey’s Community Nominations will be awarded throughout the current lockdown situation to keep young people motivated and celebrate their contributions to society.

Trudy Kilcullen, 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.”

Members of the public wishing to nominate a young person should simply visit www.jackpetcheyfoundation.org.uk/opportunities/jack-petcheys-community-nominations/ and fill out the form to submit their nomination including contact details and reason for nominating.

These nominations will be reviewed on a rolling basis with £50 being awarded to those successful nominations for the young person to donate to charity or spend as they wish.

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A young person can be nominated for any actions they are doing to help their family, local area, school or youth group during the covid-19 situation as long as these abide by the government guidelines of social distancing.

These could include: delivering groceries to a vulnerable neighbour, creating content to inspire others (e.g. artwork, videos and blog posts), helping a youth group to adapt their work online, contacting local isolated people on the phone, and supporting a parent/friend keyworker.

The Jack Petchey has worked with schools and youth groups across Essex for a number of years. If you would like information on how much we have invested in Essex through our grant giving work, this information can be
provided upon request using the below contact information.

We are running several campaigns and competitions during this time for young people to get directly involved with:

#TheGoodInWhereILive – a photography competition where young people are encouraged to take a photo of something they like about their area such as a park, a street, a sign, (whilst observing government guidelines), post it on social media with the hashtag and use the form on our website to enter the competition. The winning entry will
be awarded £250!

#21DaysofGratitude – a social media movement where we want young people and youth organisations to post for 21 days about one thing a day they are grateful for and challenge others to do the same. The campaign aims to spread positivity throughout youth networks and young people are in with the chance to win a £20 Amazon voucher by taking
part and using the hashtag #21daysofgratitude and tagging @jackpetcheyfoundation.

#Challenge21 – Simple exercises for your body and mind during this time.

#InspiringMyGeneration – we are encouraging young people to connect with older generations by sharing what inspires them about an older person they know – this could be a neighbour, a family member, a friend, a teacher… anyone! Share these with us via our social channels.

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