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Jersey teenager to receive Sovereign Award from Princess Anne

Credit: Tom Hughes

A Jersey teenager is picking up a special award today for his voluntary work for St John Ambulance.

17 year old Tom Hughes will receive the Sovereign's Award from Princess Anne in London.

The award, which includes a certificate signed by the Queen, recognises the outstanding commitment and work towards the organisation.

Tom was also awarded a Diana Award in 2017, being recognised for his dedication to St John Ambulance in Jersey.

He then went on to to present the Diana Award in March this year which even saw the luxurious clothing brand Gucci style him for the event.

The youngster first joined St John when he was eight and by the time he was 15 he had already carried out more than 500 hours of volunteer week.

On Monday he represented Jersey at a UK-wide anti-bullying event.

He joined teachers from the island as well as Education Minister, Senator Tracey Vallois, at the Diana Award's anti-bullying event to see how the problem can be tackled in schools.

The Sovereign's Award Tom will receive from Princess Anne today is one of ten that are issued across the world for people aged 16-25.