Specsavers Ilford in the High Road are keen to congratulate a local schoolgirl who has just been named as a recipient of a British Citizen Youth Award.

Hannah Chowdhry, 14, has run a number of successful community campaigns in Ilford – and also works with the British Pakistani Christian Association.

She collected her award from Diversity star Ashley Banjo alongside other inspirational children and young people at a ceremony at the Palace of Westminster this October. The awards are sponsored by Specsavers.

A word from the store director

Saleem Ismael, store director in Ilford, said: ‘Hannah is a really inspirational young lady, who has achieved an amazing amount at a really young age. None of us in store can wait to see what she does next.

‘The British Citizen Youth Awards are a real celebration of the part that so many inspirational young people play in making their local communities, and wider society, a much better place. Long may they continue.’

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