rssAward Holders by region: SCOTLAND
Levi Fallavollita, International Diana Award
For the past three years I have been working on an anti-bullying project called “Be Courageous”.
During this time, I have interviewed hundreds of young people about their experiences with bullying. Often it has been shared that bullying existed because they were different than their peers. Whether it was a difference in race, skin color, sexual orientation, nationality or religion the bullying existed.
Jenna, aged 17 from the Isle of Bute in Scotland. Diana Champion Fundraiser
Jenna received her award for setting up and fundraising for Calum’s Cabin – a charity set up in memory of her twin brother. Jenna’s brother had cancer and it was his dying wish that a house be built on the Isle of Bute, for families with children suffering from a terminal illness to visit for a respite holiday.
Jenna has worked tirelessly with the support of her family and the local community to raise the money needed to build and maintain the cabin. There now stands a purpose-built house in stunning surroundings, which is filled all year long with grateful children and families who have time to concentrate on each other, including the siblings of the ill child, and take time to appreciate their relationships.
On receiving the award, Jenna said: “I am really honoured to receive the Diana Award. I take great pleasure in being able to give children and families the quality time they so desperately need and I know my brother would be thrilled that so many people have benefitted from his cabin.”
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My name is Jayne Copeland I am 17. Two years ago I was diagnosed with a malignant melanoma after and during treatment I decided I wanted to use my spare time to help others in my local community. Read More
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Amy, aged 16, & Lauren, aged 17. Nominated by Bankie Talk in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland.
Amy said: “Receiving a Diana Award is vastly important to me, as being awarded for doing something that I enjoy is incredible. Knowing that the project benefits young people is rewarding enough, but being recognised for the work put in is a great feeling. I’m a part of the Bankie Talk Project – an audio magazine put together by high school pupils for young and visually impaired people. Read More