A TEENAGE Police Cadet from Bromley has been awarded a Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Award.

14-year-old Hollie Osborn received the award in a ceremony at the Kensington Great Hall on Sunday.

The event honoured 130 Police Cadets, from ages 11 to 25, for a variety of achievements in their local communities.

Hollie was recognised for using her own initiative to contact and liaise with Bromley council over a smart water project.

The project, which involved marking local war memorials with a special solution to protect them from metal theft and deter vandalism, had been attempted by a local Safer Neighbourhood Team but was previously unsuccessful. By using the Volunteer Police Cadets Hollie was able to make it viable.

Each of the award winners received medallions and a framed certificate as well as a cheque for £250.

Hollie used her £250 to hire a second minibus so that more Cadets in her unit 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. Hearing about their effort, their determination and their selflessness restores faith in youth. Seeing their pride in their achievement is a great boost. Well done to all and thanks to Sir Jack and the Foundation.”