Ex-gang member's delight at OBE
31 December 2011 Last updated at 10:33 GMT
A former gang member whose brother was shot dead is among the London figures listed in the New Year Honours.
Chris Preddie, 24, is appointed OBE for his youth work, having abandoned drug-dealing and turned his life around.
Speaking to the BBC's Lizo Mzimba, he said he hoped the award would inspire youths to see that they can achieve their dreams with hard work and commitment.