The Diana Award: Young people who inspire the lives of others.

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rss Award Holders, East Midlands

Jordan’s story

Jordan, aged 18 from Nottingham. Diana Champion Volunteer.

“After suffering from abuse as a child, as soon as I left my stepfather I promised myself that I would make a difference to the world that I lived in. I started at the age of sixteen by organising fundraising for my school. When I moved to college my confidence grew and so did my fundraising ability. Finding that I had a talent for photography I used this to campaign for fairtrade and raise money for charities. This eventually led to me getting a trip to Kenya, doing photography for a fairtrade company while being able to document the social divide. This gave me the chance to educate my college and Nottingham on fairtrade. The campaign is still going and growing every day.

For my most recent project I will take part in a sky dive, this came about because I have a well known fear of heights. As I like boxing, I would have much preferred to run a marathon, but it seems a video of me jumping out of a plane and screaming like a girl is more appealing to some people (no idea why)!

Adding to this I am raising money for a community project called ARK, raising money for a cafeteria so children are not malnourished and can instead flourish within education and sport. I also work for a fair trade clothing comapany called Fresh Cargo, Rebecca Gray the founder is great inspiration for me and I hope that work I do can really make a difference.”

 

 

One Response to “Jordan’s story”

  1. Helen Holden & Carol Magner

    We are so proud of all your achievements and were delighted that Bilborough College successfully nominated you – you are truly an inspiration to all young people all over the globe!
    Keep in touch and let us know how you are progressing – you will go far we are sure of that!
    Best wishes
    Carol and Helen

    05/02/2013

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