A volunteer has won an award for her tireless efforts in trying to improve a community park.

Christiana Stephanou, who offers up her free time with adult learning difficulties charity One-to-One Enfield was handed a Jack Petchey Achievement Award for her dedication and reliability at Bush Hill Park.

The 24-year-old also won £250 for the Friends of Bush Hill Park, the organisation she nominated.

Christiana started working in Bush Hill Park in April this year on a placement from my gardening course at Capel Manor.

She asked if she could join One-to-One Enfield to work here in the park every week, and they said yes.

She said: “Everyone here is so friendly and I think we make a good team.

“I am so glad to be given this award and I hope it will help the Friends to buy some more gardening equipment.”

The Friends of Bush Hill Park aim to make the green community space safe, tidy and free of rubbish.

This year the Friends organisation wants to refurbish the shelter and wildlife garden, and reduce litter in the park.

Co-chairmen of the Friends group, Carole Stanley and Caroline Wilmer, said: “We are delighted that Christiana’s hard work and loyalty have been recognised by the Jack Petchey Foundation.

“We rely on volunteers, grant funding and donations to carry out work and this £250 is a much-needed boost to our funds.”

To get involved with the Friends of Bush Hill Park visit www.friendsofbushhillpark.org.uk , their Facebook page @friendsofbushhillpark or follow on Twitter @FriendsOfBHP.