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Young police cadet Samuel scoops Jack Petchey award

A young Southwark police cadet has scooped an award for achievement at a ceremony in west London.

Samuel Binyam was among the 130 youngsters to receive a Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Award at Kensington Great Hall on February 18.

The fourteen-year-old, who is one of the younger cadets at the Volunteer Police Cadets South Unit, was praised for his dedicated volunteering work and overcoming nervousness.

His unit said his resilience and willingness to try made him so well liked, and he was selected as the youngest member of the Gravesend Police Cadet competition in summer 2017.

The teenager also involves himself in all the volunteering his age will allow and is already taking part in his Silver Duke of Edinburgh expedition and is helping with an educational project in Thailand with his school.

The award winners, aged eleven to 25, received medallions to go with their framed certificate and a cheque for £250 each.

Samuel chose to spend his £250 grant on a trip for his unit to Essex Outdoors Centre.


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