Points of Light Award

Awarded By Rt Hon Theresa May Prime Minister

Patrick Cantellow - Points of Light Winner

In a personal letter to Patrick, Prime Minister Theresa May said:
“Through Swale Young People you are giving young people the opportunity to gain confidence and new skills. Your work is inspiring and is changing lives.


Patrick said:
“I am highly grateful to be presented with this prestigious award from Prime Minister Theresa May. It’s such a surprise to be rewarded for my volunteering work as I enjoy it so much and just take it in my stride. I shall continue working heavily on Swale Young People, The Mill Skatepark and my volunteering with numerous organisations whom I adore and respect for giving me amazing opportunities. Particular thanks to the NSPCC, NCS, Step Up To Serve and local organisations in Swale. I hope being recognised gets young people out and about and making real change in their communities!”

Full press release.


Kent Volunteer of the Year 2017 – Finalist

Patrick’s work was recognised across Kent as a finalist at the Kent Charity Awards 2017.

Patrick was up against some amazing volunteers across Kent and made it to the top 3.

Patrick Cantellow at Kent Charity Awards

The Jubilee Youth Awards 2016

Patrick Cantellow at Jubilee Youth Awards

In July 2016, Patrick was invited to the House of Lords to receive his Jubilee Youth Award in Open-Mindedness & Integrity.

This was for his volunteering work, founding Swale Young People and promoting his plans.


Swale Young Volunteer of the Year 2015

It was a great delight when Patrick was announced as the Swale Young Volunteer of the Year 2015 when up against strong competition. Patrick won the award for his fundraising towards Demelza and his first steps in volunteering with the NSPCC.

Patrick Cantellow at Volunteer Swale Awards

I am so happy that Patrick won this award. He is an outstanding volunteer and richly deserves this recognition.” – Sarah Palmer, Fulston Manor School


The Diana Award

Patrick Cantellow at Diana Awards - Barclays London

Patrick was awarded with the Diana Award for his volunteering in being a Peer Mentor at Fulston Manor School.