A YOUNG person from Kenton has been honoured for her voluntary work at a star-studded ceremony in central London.
Toral Shah, 19, was presented with a certificate for her good works by Shabana Bakhsh, star of BBC One's Waterloo Road at the Rich Mix Performance Space in Bethnal Green.
Toral has worked tirelessly to involve other young people in community projects as part of the Agents4Change project organised by charity Community Service Volunteers.
Shabana said: "Signing up to Agents4Change is a great way for young people to prove their potential and show they care about tackling local problems."
And Toral is not resting on her laurels - she now plans to take a gap year in Germany to take part in a voluntary restoration project, before taking a place at Norwich University next year.
She said: "Young people want to get involved with things and are keen to expand their minds. I now want to work with harder-to-reach parts of society and make a real difference."
Last year 227,000 people gave five million hours of their time as volunteers through Community Service Volunteers.
If you want to get involved, visit www.csv.org.uk