18:30 on Tuesday 26 November 2019: Legacy Award Ceremony Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval College Greenwich.
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.
The Diana Award are privileged to be invited to the ‘My Life My Say’ Next Gen conference on the 25th November. We will join around 500 young people and a series of renowned speakers from the world of activism for an exciting day that will explore youth-led solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing society.
Five young people share their thoughts and feelings about bullying in their own words, including one of our very own Anti-Bullying Ambassadors.
Due to the ongoing support of our incredible corporate partners, The Diana Award were able to expand our anti-bullying efforts across 2023. This Anti-Bullying Week, we wanted to spotlight a few partners, highlighting how they have helped The Diana Award stand up to bullying across the UK.