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

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Celebrating Inspirational Young People

In March, 75 young people from across the UK travelled down to London to receive their Diana Awards at Barclays Corporate in Canary Wharf.

World Cup winning rugby player Ben Cohen MBE and actor Adam Astill who plays Dan Hamilton in BBC One’s Holby City were invited to present the awards.

After a successful career playing top flight rugby, Ben is now chairman of the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation, set up to tackle bullying and homophobia in sport.

The Winterton Anti-Bullying Ambassadors group in Scunthorpe received the Diana Anti-Bullying Champion Award. Keiran aged 15 and Robert aged 16, both from the group, gave a short presentation at the award ceremony.

Kieran said: “I am really pleased all our hard work has been recognised with a Diana Award. We enjoyed presenting our ideas to others and hope that we can inspire more young people to stand up to bullying.”

On presenting the Diana Awards, Ben said: “I am delighted to present Diana Awards to inspirational young people who are committed to making the world a kinder and better place. I am passionate about standing up to bulling and erasing homophobia from sport and it is wonderful to see that the Diana Anti-Bullying Award recognises the young people who are also dedicated to this cause.”

A big thank you to all those who attended.

Welcome to the Diana Award!

One Response to “Celebrating Inspirational Young People”

  1. Robert Stevens

    We love this! We have recently launched our platform to connect young people to their ‘shot’ – opportunity. A big part of the strategy is to enable young people to inspire others and the work that you’re doing in this area is fabulous. Regards, Rob

    19/03/2012

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