On 13th June 150 young people received the Diana Award in Glasgow at the Glasgow City Chambers.
26 young people from Govan High School were presented with the Diana Champion Volunteer. The groups include students from the school choir, band, council, mentors and the Anne Frank Project.
Humza Yousaf MSP, Councillor Stephen Curran and Maureen McKenna – Director of Education at Glasgow City Council were on hand to present awards.
13 year old Samuel Bell from Knightswood Secondary School received the Diana Courageous Citizen Award for his work with the charity PINNT – Patients On Intravenous & Nasogastric Nutrition Therapy. The charity that was set up to support people who, like him, are fed intravenously. Through PINNT, Samuel provides support and reassurance to those young people and families who are going through similar circumstances.
On receiving the Diana Award, Samuel said: “I am delighted that I have been chosen to receive a Diana Award. I always try to make the most of life and I enjoy showing others that they don’t have to be limited by their condition.”
Humza Yousaf MSP said: “I am incredibly humbled and inspired to be in the privileged position of presenting one hundred and fifty young Glaswegians with the Diana Award. It is wonderful to see so many young people dedicated to helping others and improving our local community.”
Maureen McKenna, said: “These young people are a credit to our city and their efforts and stories are inspirational. Glasgow has so many young people who are willing to give something back and make a positive contribution to society and they never cease to amaze me. All Diana Award Holders have displayed dedication and commitment and we are immensely proud of them.”
Congratulations to all the new Award Holders, welcome to the Diana Award!