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Penguin Random House (PRH) has partnered with The Diana Award’s Anti-Bullying Campaign to launch a nationwide Kindness Day on Friday 12th June 2015 inspired by the internationally bestselling novel Wonder by R J Palacio.
PRH authors and The Anti-Bullying Ambassadors have shown their support for Kindness Day including Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman, BBC Presenter Helen Skelton, Kelly Hoppen MBE and singers Bars and Melody.
Bars and Melody comment: “As Diana Award Anti-Bullying Ambassadors we are very proud to be supporting Kindness Day on Friday 12th June. We believe that is it really important to promote kindness and that’s why we are encouraging all of our Bambinos to get involved in the social media campaign and download the resource pack to use in your school. One simple small act of kindness, can create a wave of happiness.”
As you may know Eva Longoria – Hollywood actress and philanthropist – presented the Global Gift ‘Our Heroes Award’ 2015 to our Tessy Ojo on 17th November last year.
This high profile global award shone the spotlight on the Diana Award and will raise funds for our work with young people during our fifteenth anniversary year, culminating in a star-studded fundraising gala event in October 2015!
To watch the video of last year’s Global Gift Gala including the announcement of the Diana Award’s involvement with Global Gift click here!
SOCCER SIX CONFIRMS ANTI-BULLYING CHARITY AS PARTNER FOR 2015!
New release: 9th April 2015
Soccer Six is the biggest celebrity football tournament in the world and this year it has partnered with The Diana Award – set up in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales’ belief that young people have the power to change the world for the better.
The Diana Award empowers thousands of young people to tackle social issues that affect other young people using a peer-led approach. Through the Diana Network and their Anti-Bullying and Mentoring programmes, they engage, encourage and motivate young people. The Award programme honours young people for their immense contribution to society.
Soccer Six founder, Mark Abery, says;
“Soccer Six is proud to support such a worthwhile cause, thousands of young people attend our events each year and we aim to raise some well-deserved awareness and funds for the charity. We’re extremely excited about our new partnership and hope that together we can help create a positive change in young people’s lives.”
The Diana Award CEO, Tessy Ojo, says; ‘The Diana Award is passionate about motivating and empowering young people to make a difference in their communities across the UK. This partnership with Soccer Six enables us engage many more young people; particularly on our Antibullying Campaign, giving them the tools to recognise and say no to bullying wherever it happens. We, like Soccer Six, believe that young people are key in helping challenge the culture of bullying that destroys so many lives.’
A whole host of famous faces will descend on the stadiums of Burnley FC and Charlton Athletic FC to battle it out on the pitch to see who will be this year’s Soccer Six Champions. Soccer Six showcases some of the best talent from the worlds of music, sport, TV and film that the UK has to offer and already confirmed to play at this year’s events are Rudimental, Joey Essex, The Vaccines, Bars & Melody, Ray Quinn and many more fan-favourite celebs…
Soccer Six gives lucky fans the chance to meet their idols. The day is rounded off with a handful of the players taking to the Soccer Six: LIVE stage to perform a gig for the VIP ticket holders.
Date: Sunday 19th April 2015 – Doors From: 12pm – Venue: Hartsdown Park, Hartsdown Road, Margate, CT9 5QZ
Date: Sunday 17th May 2015 – Doors From: 11am – Venue: Turf Moor Stadium, Burnley, Lancashire BB10 4BX
Date: Sunday 31st May 2015 – Doors From: 11am – Venue: The Valley Stadium, Charlton, London SE7 8BL
Tickets start from £10.
Tickets and More Info Available at: www.cup.uk.com
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It was an early start to a Tuesday morning, travelling with my suitcase on the busy tube with commuters suited and booted ready for business to Canary Wharf ready for a big day ahead.
That big day was the National Diana Award Ceremony kindly hosted by Barclays Headquarters. In December we received over 200 nominations not only from the UK but across the globe including the United Arab Emirates, China, Singapore and South Africa.Over 70 young people were invited to attend our prestigious Awards Ceremony in recognition of their community work.
On arrival the guests were warmly greeted by the team and served a lunch buffet along with some live music to get them into the lively atmosphere.
The Award Holders Roper and Chante kicked off the show, following from opening speeches from our CEO of the Diana Award Tessy Ojo and Managing Director, Head of Trade and Working Capital Dan Roberts. Their speech was about encouraging young people to be a generation of change and inspiration through fulfilling our ‘BeInspiring’ motto.
We then moved onto our 1st half of the Award presentation, which started off with the Diana Active Campaigner Awards presented by celebrity Judge from Got to Dance Adam Garcia along with our CEO. The next category that was showcased, was the Diana Champion Volunteer category presented by 2014 former contestant Lola Saunders.
After the first half of the category was presented, we had some amazing entertainment from an upcoming songwriter and very own Anti-Bullying Ambassador Ashley Singh, who performed his own songs ‘Lay me down’ and ‘Won’t stop moving’ exclusively on stage.
Next up, we had our second half of the presentation which was Diana Anti-Bullying Champion and the Diana Champion Fundraiser categories. The Diana Anti Bullying Champion was presented by our Diana Award Supporter David Grant, who gave an amazing speech focusing on the reason why young people tackle bullying in their community. Pop sensation/Girl group Neon Jungle presented our Diana Champion Fundraiser category. Last but not least our final category the Diana Courageous Citizen was presented by our Diana Youth Ambassador Paul Forkan.
We were delighted to have on stage our Award Holder Trustee Binda who shared journey and highlighted the ways in which the Diana Award programmes helped in her career progression.
To end the ceremony we had closing performance by 3 Spoken words artist from Jubilee Creative Arts Academy who gave inspirational performance, encouraging our Award Holders to make a positive change.
We are so proud to welcome our newest Diana Award Holders, and hearing all the amazing feedback. Our next Awards Ceremony will be on Monday July 13th 2015.
We’re so delighted to announce that our CEO Tessy Ojo has been celebrated by Girls Talk London!
Girls Talk London is an organisation that connects women with Senior and leading women in competitive and male dominated industries through informal Q & A sessions where these women discuss their career journey and offer tips and advice to the audience in relation to careers and their life lessons.
Read the full article here! http://www.girlstalklondon.com/we-celebrate-her-tessy-ojo-ceo-of-the-diana-award/