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THE DIANA AWARD BBC LIFELINE APPEAL

Airing Sunday 20th October 2:05PM on BBC One

The Diana Award shares it’s story and appeals for support in 20th year

Hannah, Ryan and Callum feature in The Diana Award BBC Lifeline appeal this Sunday 20th October on BBC One. The appeal, in aid of The Diana Award, will be aired at 14:05 and then available on BBC iPlayer. Presenter Peter Andre introduces you to Hannah, Ryan and Callum, all of whom receive support from the charity.

The Diana Award is the only charity in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales and her belief that young people have the power to change the world.

The youth charity fosters, develops and inspires positive change in the lives of young people through three programmes which include; an intervention based mentoring programme for some of the UK’s most vulnerable young people, a youth-led anti-bullying campaign and a prestigious award which publicly recognises young changemakers – The Diana Award.

Visit The Diana Award’s BBC Lifeline Appeal page to watch and support

MEET RYAN, HANNAH & CALLUM

Through these three powerful and very personal stories our appeal will showcase the impact The Diana Award has had on the lives of young people across the UK and appeal for support to help our work continue.

 

Hannah, Callum and Ryan, have all received support from The Diana Award, which has changed their lives for the better.

Through these three powerful and very personal stories our appeal will showcase the impact The Diana Award has had on the lives of young people across the UK and appeal for support to help our work continue.

 

RYAN_

Ryan completed The Mentoring Programme in July 2017 and did a social action project on knife crime, an issue his group felt passionate about growing up in east London.

Ryan’s mother said before the programme he was shy and spent all his time playing video games, but is now outgoing, has grown in confidence and has become a role model for his five younger siblings.

Ryan himself says he’s become engaged and focused whereas before he shied away from responsibility and didn’t want attention on him. He says he’s inspired by how Princess Diana helped others saying, “the idea of meeting new people, going to new places and actually benefitting others and helping them is life changing. The Diana Award has given me all the tools that I need to do what I want to do.” Ryan has just finished his GCSEs and is now continuing his studies at college.

HANNAH_

School was a place of torment for Hannah. Relentless bullying caused severe anxiety and depression. Hannah shares:

“On the school bus girls would scream at me and the boys would constantly tell me to kill myself. I started getting trolled online and no matter how much my mum tried to sort it out with the school, they just called me sensitive and left it at that. I remember sitting in a lesson and writing a suicide note to my best friend and my mum.

Words cannot explain how grateful and happy I am to be a part of the Anti-Bullying programme, it honestly changed my life. Meeting young Anti-Bullying Ambassadors when I was at my lowest point made me realise my self-worth. This programme inspired me to be the best I can be, to love myself and to help everyone around me for as long as I possibly can.”

CALLUM_

Callum received the Diana Award in 2010 after fundraising in memory of his late brother, Liam. Liam passed away from cancer aged just 14 and after his passing Callum vowed to continue his legacy.

Since receiving the award Callum has gone on to complete a multitude of fundraising activities, including setting up a charity and cycling 17,000 miles around the world. Through his charitable endeavours, which he says he was motivated to continue doing after winning his award, he has gone on to raise tens of thousands of pounds - which has been used to support over 200 families.

Callum says, “Everything that came as a result of winning the Diana Award has changed my life. From meeting a family of like-minded people who want to make a difference, to becoming a part of a network who can inspire others – The Diana Award really has changed my life.”

CALLUM_

Callum received the Diana Award in 2010 after fundraising in memory of his late brother, Liam. Liam passed away from cancer aged just 14 and after his passing Callum vowed to continue his legacy.

Since receiving the award Callum has gone on to complete a multitude of fundraising activities, including setting up a charity and cycling 17,000 miles around the world. Through his charitable endeavours, which he says he was motivated to continue doing after winning his award, he has gone on to raise tens of thousands of pounds - which has been used to support over 200 families.

Callum says, “Everything that came as a result of winning the Diana Award has changed my life. From meeting a family of like-minded people who want to make a difference, to becoming a part of a network who can inspire others – The Diana Award really has changed my life.”

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