Bromley teenager receives Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Award

PUBLISHED: 07:00 20 February 2018 | UPDATED: 12:43 21 February 2018

14-year-old Hollie is part of a Bromley police cadet unit. Picture: Jack Petchey Foundation

14-year-old Hollie is part of a Bromley police cadet unit. Picture: Jack Petchey Foundation


More than 100 young people from Police Cadet units across South London, including a teenager from Bromley, came together to receive prestigious Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Awards, presented at the Kensington Great Hall on Sunday February 18.

Nominated by their peers and leaders, the event honoured award winners aged 11-25, who received medallions to go with their framed certificate and a cheque for £250 each.

Hollie Osborn, 14, is part of a Bromley unit, and used her own initiative to contact and liaise with the council over a smart water project which would involve the Volunteer Police Cadets.

This project had been attempted but was previously unsuccessful.

However, by using the Voluntary Police Cadets, Hollie was able to make it viable.

She used her £250 grant to hire a second minibus so even more cadets could go to a summer camp.

Assistant Commissioner, Mr Martin Hewitt said “It’s fantastic to be part of this ceremony to celebrate the young people of our Volunteer Police Cadets. .”

Councillor Kate Lymer, executive councillor for public protection said: “We are absolutely delighted for Hollie and that she has been recognised in this way.

“It was a good idea to use SmartWater on the war memorials to help protect them but actually making this happen is an immense achievement.

“I am sure that Hollie and Bromley’s other Police Cadets will go on to achieve even more in the coming years and I would like to thank them for their work and support - they are an example of what can be achieved by working together.”

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