The Jack Petchey Foundation Award Scheme
Petchey was born into a poor working class family in the East End in the 1920s.
He left school with no qualifications when he was just 13. After the war he
bought his first second hand car and started a taxi business. He worked very
hard, overcoming difficulties and became a multi-millionaire.
The Jack Petchey Foundation operates
an Achievement Award Scheme in over 1000 schools and clubs throughout all
London Boroughs. The scheme is open to any youth organisation working with
young people aged 11 - 25 within the catchment area and over £2 million is
allocated each year. The scheme is divided into three categories, the Gold
Scheme is for mainly larger organisations, the Silver is for medium sized and
the Bronze is for smaller; we have been accepted into the Silver Scheme.
Participating youth organisations
such as ours select six young persons to receive an Achievement Award each year
and the winner receives a framed certificate and a sum of money to be spent on
a youth organisation or community project of the recipient’s choice.
Please see below a list of our winners:
Miss Li Jing Cheung (May 2015 Winner)
Miss Wei Zheng (November 2015 Winner)
Mr James Ng (December 2015 Winner)