IN THIS edition of The Chronicle we highlight the amazing projects and volunteers who are providing local young people with role models to build their self esteem and help them succeed in the future.

• Thornton Heath Cricket Club where coaches speak six languages and each week provide hundreds of local children with a safe place to play cricket,

The club has won a much deserved national award with praise for coaches Asad Butt and Harshil Trivedi.

Diverse cricket project picks up national award

• Charlene Charles whose charity Pamper Indulge Give is preparing young people for adulthood teaching them how to grow their own food in Thornton Heath won lottery funding and is being backed by celebrity chef Levi Roots. 

The green project growing role models of the future

• And finally local boy made good rapper Stormzy who has used his celebrity status and wealth to give back to the community he loves providing a party for Croydon residents and a platform for the Norbury High School for Girls school.

Stormzy throws Christmas party for Croydon