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On Wednesday 18 June the Diana Award launches its ‘Celebrate Young Heroes’ campaign
On Tuesday 1 July 2014, seventy inspirational young people, from across the UK, were presented with their Diana Awards at our National Award Ceremony in London.
On Wednesday 18 June the Diana Award launched its ‘Celebrate Young Heroes’ campaign in partnership with Talk Direct!
The launch was held at the First Direct Arena in Leeds. Hosted by Kate Hardcastle and supported by X Factor finalists Rough Copy; this event was the announcement of a six month campaign to encourage nominations from across the Yorkshire and Humberside region for the Diana Award. Nominations open on the 1st July 2014. Successful nominations may be invited to a star-studded Award Ceremony at Leeds United Football Club in December 2014.
Kate Hardcastle, Ambassador for the Diana Award, says: “I’m passionate about the Diana Award and that’s why I’ve become an Ambassador for Yorkshire and Humberside. I’ve seen how receiving this award can transform a young person’s life. This is call-out for everyone in Yorkshire and Humberside to make nominations.”
Tessy Ojo, Chief Executive, Diana Award says: “The ‘Celebrate Young Heroes Campaign’ is about engaging with everyone in the community to shine a spotlight on their amazing young people. We know there will be young people across Yorkshire and Humberside who deserve this award. For the young people who receive this award often comes at a pivotal time in their life. Through our training, mentoring and development programmes we empower and motivate young people to create positive social changes in their communities.”
The award has five categories for individuals and groups of young people aged between 9 and 18. Before you fill out an nomination form, please read the nomination guide.
For young people who tackle bullying in schools and communities.
For young people who run campaigns in their schools and communities.
For young people who raise money for good causes.
For young people who give their time to improve the lives of others.
For a young person whose courageous approach to life has made a direct impact on the lives of others.*
* A Diana Courageous Citizen could include someone who has cared for family members or friends, overcome personal illness or disability and at the same time has helped others or someone who has turned their life around.
If you know, in a professional capacity, an individual or group of young people in Yorkshire and Humberside who you would like to celebrate as a young hero please follow the links below to nominate!
NOMINATION DEADLINE NOW EXTENDED – Open on 1st July 2014 and close 1st October 2014.
Diana Award Holder, Raihan, featured on Channel 4 News on 23rd April 2014.