Hackney teenager awarded for helping vulnerable people during coronavirus crisis
- Credit: Archant
A Hackney 17-year-old has won an award for helping her mother with medicinal deliveries to vulnerable people throughout lockdown.
Iona White Henderson has bagged a Jack Petchey Community Award after she volunteered to make 300 medicinal deliveries during the pandemic alongside her mother.
She was rewarded with £50 and a letter from Sir Jack for her efforts.
Her mother said she could not have done it without Iona navigating and helping with larger deliveries.
In addition to this, Iona also took part in a video for Channel 4 in which she offered guidance on how she dealt with OCD throughout lockdown.
You may also want to watch:
Trudy Kilcullen, chief executive 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.”
Any young person can be nominated for an award through the foundation’s website.
- 1 Haggerston tenants 'in the dark' after scaffolding left up for a year
- 2 Hackney and Islington have some of the loudest neighbours in London
- 3 Mare Street Narroway see's queues for Primark and independent shops reopen on April 12
- 4 Hackney schoolgirl and actress Bukky Bakray wins Bafta
- 5 Three men charged following Hackney shooting
- 6 Jailed: Newham men who raped and robbed women in Hackney home
- 7 New Exhibition celebrates Hackney scenes
- 8 Hackney welcomes back eager gym-goers and swimmers
- 9 Delivery service helps local shops in Hackney, Islington and Tower Hamlets
- 10 Hackney's great beer gardens reopening on April 12