Thursday 3rd November 2016
If you visit Valley Central Youth Hub, you have one man to thank for its brand-spanking new Playstation 4.
Tommy Rogers, 25, from Charlton has won a Jack Petchey award for young people for overcoming a personal challenge.
Tommy, who attends the FOY and integrated youth sessions, has cerebral palsy, and has been working hard to walk more and build up his strength.
His efforts have led him to be voted the winner of the award by other young people who attend Valley Central Youth Hub in Charlton. Tommy has decided to use his prize to purchase a new Playstation4 and FIFA 17 game for use by everybody at the club.
The Jack Petchey Achievement Awards are a reward and recognition scheme that enables schools and youth organisations to celebrate the achievements of their young people as well as receive additional funding.
Almost 2,000 schools, colleges and youth organisations throughout London and Essex run the scheme, which contributes millions of pounds each year.
Valley Central youth manager David Martin said, “I can’t congratulate Tommy enough on his award. He has inspired others to push their boundaries and everyone will benefit from the kind donation of his prize.”