A man was named runner-up in an awards ceremony for outstanding young people.

Joe McNiel, 19, of Wells Close in Harpenden, was named runner-up in the Affinity Water Young People of the Year Awards, which were held at Moor Park Mansion in Rickmansworth.

Mr McNiel, who is studying at Bournemouth University, won £100 for putting on a special assembly and building a remembrance garden at his former school, Roundwood Park.

He said: "I felt a real sense of pride that I had managed to put on an event that had real meaning and emotion behind it."

Mr McNiel returned from university to be a part of the ceremony.