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OUTSTANDING YOUNG PEOPLE FROM ACROSS THE WORLD PRESENTED WITH LEGACY AWARD IN MEMORY OF DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES

18:30 on Tuesday 26 November 2019: Legacy Award Ceremony
Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval College Greenwich.

26 November 2019

  • Earl Spencer, brother of Princess Diana, to present prestigious award to young change_makers at glittering London Award Ceremony taking place at The Painted Hall, Old Naval College on the evening of 26 November.
  • Twenty ‘Legacy Award’ winners – from across the world – who embody Princess Diana’s qualities of kindness, compassion and service to meet HRH The Duke of Cambridge at Kensington Palace on 26 November ahead of ceremony.
  • The Legacy Award is the most prestigious accolade a young person can receive for their social action or humanitarian work. The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex presented the inaugural legacy awards at St. James’ Palace in 2017.

All the Legacy Award recipients – who come from across the UK, Canada, Malaysia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Nepal, and India – have had a monumental impact on society. Many of them only know Princess Diana as a historical figure but they carry the honour of the award with pride and admiration for whose memory it was set up in. This year marks the 20th Anniversary year of the charity, The Diana Award.

“This is a landmark event for The Diana Award as we celebrate our 20th anniversary year. This ceremony is about celebrating young people for their selfless contribution to society, their courage and bravery, and demonstrating to young people that we value them.  We believe that valuing young people means investing in them so we are delighted that our Legacy Award recipients will have access to our unique development programme ensuring they continue to be positive trailblazers for their generation.”

Tessy Ojo, Chief Executive of The Diana Award

In addition to meeting with HRH Duke of Cambridge at Kensington Palace and being presented the award by Princess Diana’s brother Lord Spencer, the Legacy Award recipients will have access to a unique development programme. The programme aims to provide them with the opportunity to enhance their skills in four key areas; leadership, community development, social entrepreneurship and technology for good.  

The winners were selected from a poll of nominations by an independent judging panel which includes Baroness Lawrence OBE, Holly Branson and British Airways CEO and Chairman Alex Cruz.

The Legacy Award and development programme, which includes a three-day residential experience, is sponsored by Gilead Sciences.

“Gilead are incredibly proud to be supporting The Diana Award and we congratulate the well deserving recipients of The Legacy Award. At Gilead, we understand the need to look to the future and drive progress through social and humanitarian work, and we have been impressed by the inspiring contribution these young changemakers are already making to society. It has been a privilege to partner with The Diana Award and support these future leaders who will continue to make a positive impact on people’s lives.” 

Alex Kalomparis, Gilead Sciences, Vice President, Public Affairs, EMEA

British Airways is the official travel partner providing flights for all international Legacy Award recipients and their families.

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