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

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Celebrating young people with RIBI

We are passionate about celebrating young people who are dedicated to helping others and improving their communities.

We strive to work with like minded people and we are delighted to partner with Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI) who share our passion and make it their business to celebrate exceptional young people.

RIBI itself runs a host of competitions and awards aimed at celebrating the talents and achievements of young people who have shown outstanding commitment to volunteering, fundraising, campaigning and caring, and demonstrated a positive contribution to their communities.

Rotary is  at the heart of every community. Wherever there is a town or a city, there is a Rotary club and members are passionate about the communities in which they live and work, working together with their neighbours to build stronger environments.

We highlight the young people who have similar aims; those who support people in need help; those who stand up against injustice and wrongs within society; those who work to inspire the lives of others.

Here are some Award Holders that have also received the Rotary Young Citizen Award.

Nicole Dryburgh

Nicole Dryburgh

Rotary Young Citizen 2008 winner Nicole Dryburgh received a Diana Award in 2009. Nicole, who sadly passed away in 2010 aged 21, was left blind, profoundly deaf and unable to walk due to spinal cancer but despite her health problems, the remarkable woman wrote two books, ran her own website, wrote a weekly column for her local newspaper and raised tens of thousands of pounds for her favourite charities.

 Cameron Foster

Cameron Foster

Cameron Foster, who is one of this year’s Rotary Young Citizen winners, was presented a Diana Champion Fundraiser Award in 2010. Cameron suffered painful injuries following a skiing accident and his long period of recovery and time spent in a wheelchair made him realise the difficulties that people with mobility problems might encounter. He his been tirelessly raising money for charity and volunteering within his local community, and overseas, ever since.


Bethany Hare

Twelve-year-old Bethany Hare became a Rotary Young Citizen in 2012 for launching her own charity to raise money for children’s hospices. She received a Diana Champion Fundraiser Award earlier this year.

We’re looking for Award Holders to get involved with their local Rotary Clubs so if you have a community project, want training or to find out ways to get involved with your local community then please email: today and find out more about your Rotary Club.


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