75 young people received the Diana Award on 2nd July at our London award ceremony.
Young people from across the UK gathered at Barclays Corporate in Canary Wharf to receive their Diana Award.
Mary Macleod MP and entrepreneur Nathaniel Peat presented awards.
10 year old Jonjo Heuerman received the Diana Champion Fundraiser Award on 2nd July. Jonjo is an avid West Ham supporter, he is keen to raise awareness and funds for bowel cancer in memory of his idol, Bobby Moore, and in memory of his Nan who also passed away from bowel cancer. In February 2011 he walked 23 miles in 3 days for the Bobby Moore Fund, starting at Wembley and finishing at West Ham United in front of 35,000 supporters. This was just the start of Jonjo’s incredible fundraising journey which has seen him raise in excess of £78,000 to date.
On attending the Award Ceremony Jonjo said: “I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to everyone involved in the event. I am very proud of my award and had a fabulous time. I’ve taken my certificate into school to show in assembly and I’m really chuffed. It was also nice to meet so many other inspiring youngsters and the networking is already helping.”
Mary Macleod said: “The Diana Award is presented to inspirational young people who have made outstanding contributions to their local communities. They are selfless and motivated young people who are role models to their peers and the leaders of tomorrow. They highlight the positive commitment and dedication of British youth and inspire others to follow their example.”
Congratulations to all the Award Holders – welcome to the Diana Award!