A charity set up in memory of a young girl who died from cancer has been awarded £3,000 to help it support other families affected by the disease.
Students at Rivers Academy in Feltham secured the cash for the Liesel Angel Trust after taking part in the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI).
Ali Omar and Abdullahi Abdi persuaded a panel of judges on June 25 that the trust was more deserving than the good causes being promoted by their peers at the school.
The duo from year nine presented a cheque last Wednesday (July 2) at their school in Tachbrook Road to the charity's administrator Harvir Sahota.
The Liesel Angel Trust was set up in 2012 by the parents of Liesel Angel Appiah-Boakye, of Maple Way, Feltham, who died in February that year, aged three, of the rare childhood cancer neuroblastoma.
It aims to provide advocacy and counselling, as well as help with practical day-to-day tasks like shopping and cleaning, for the families of children with cancer. It also intends to combat the spread of disease in Africa by distributing sanitary equipment.
The latest grant will be used principally to fund the charity's project to provide meal vouchers for parents of seriously-ill children being treated at Hillingdon Hospital.
The charity hopes to extend the voucher scheme to other hospitals to reduce the financial strain on families affected by cancer and other diseases.
Liesel's mother Lovia Ofori-Agyemang said: "Receiving such an award and support is the one thing that keeps me going, knowing that through this charity other lives have been touched positively. We are very pleased to be able to bring a form of relief for families who need this help."
As well as running the meal voucher scheme at Hillingdon Hospital, the Liesel Angel Trust has recently started a monthly parent's support forum at the hospital, offering massage therapy to young people affected by cancer and their families.