On Friday 10th June, London Tigers Youth Club in Redbridge held an awards ceremony for Tareque Ahmed, who won a Jack Petchey Achievements Award.
Friends, family and peers attended to celebrate the achievement over refreshments, as well as Colin Green from the Redbridge Community Relations team and Julie Creffield of Redbridge Culture, Sports and Community Learning.
Tareque won the Award for regularly giving up his free time to help the youth club and being a good role model to other members.
“He is always motivating people around him and cheering them up when they are down,” said fellow youth club member, Abbas Raza. “Tareque supports the staff at the youth centre and makes sure that others are behaving to make the club a fun and safe place to be for all young people. He encourages people around him to do the right thing and helps them out when they are in need.”
London Tigers Community Development Officer, Hassan Mujtaba, presented to Tareque the certificate, a pin badge and a cheque for £200 to spend on the youth club as he wishes.
“Tareque has shown a great deal of dedication and commitment in his work with London Tigers,” said Hassan. “He has not only achieved many personal goals but been an excellent example to others. Well done.”
“I am thankful to London Tigers for the recognition of my work and thank also those who nominated me,” said Tareque. He chose to spend the money on cricket equipment so that London Tigers Youth Club can set up cricket sessions for the young people, perfect for the Summer season.
The Jack Petchey Foundation was established in 1999, and has since donated over £65 million to schools, clubs and organisations to help recognise the positive, inspiring and important contributions young people make to our society.
London Tigers Redbridge Youth Club at 323 High Road, Ilford IG1 3NR is open for boys over 13 years old, providing a range of activities from football, cricket, computing, pool, table tennis and more.