A teenager who has been helping elderly people during the pandemic has won an award.

William Sevigny Stevens, 15, from Waltham Forest has been helping people in community by running errands for pensioners and vulnerable people.

William said he started by helping his grandparents and then slowly began to help his neighbours with picking up their groceries and prescriptions.

He said: "It meant a lot to me to help out my community during the Covid-19 pandemic. Some of the people I met during my deliveries I will remain in contact with for the rest of my life.

"I can't believe my small errands got this much attention."

William has won the Jack Petchey community award to recognise his efforts during lockdown.

The awards have been given to young people throughout lockdown to keep them motivated and to celebrate their contributions to the community.

CEO of the Jack Petchey Foundation, Trudy Kilcullen MBE said: "At the foundation young people inspire us all the time with the incredible work they do and that has not stopped in this current situation.

"We want to recognise more young people across London and Essex doing inspirational things to help their community and hope these Community Awards will motivate others and truly showcase the positive things young people do every day."