CELEBRITIES, BUSINESS LEADERS AND VIP’S ATTEND DOWNING STREET EVENT TO CELEBRATE 19TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DIANA AWARD
Over 100 guests including a host of celebrities and VIP’s came together to celebrate nineteen years of The Diana Award at a Downing Street reception.
10 December 2018
The event was hosted by young people James Okulaja and Ezara-Mai Downes who introduced other young people who talked movingly about the impact The Diana Award on their lives.
Speaking at the event, School Minister Nick Gibb MP, praised The Diana Award for their groundbreaking Anti-Bullying Ambassadors programme to tackle bullying in schools and reinforced the government’s commitment to their work.
Hosts James and Ezara-May were joined by Ronan Keating, Storm Keating and Jamie Campbell
The Diana Award’s CEO Tessy Ojo, showcased the achievements over the past year and set out high ambitions for the coming year
“Next year marks The Diana Award’s 20th anniversary. That is 20 years of celebrating the achievements of young people who are transforming their communities, and in turn, the world. Since then, we’ve started our world-famous Anti-Bullying Programme, training thousands of young people to stand up to bullying and guided countless young people who need a positive role model in their lives through our Mentoring Programme. As our milestone 20th year approaches, we look forward to investing in more young people, by standing up for change, recognising change and guiding change across the UK and beyond.”
Tessy Ojo, CEO at The Diana Award
The Diana Award was set up in memory of The Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex’s mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, and her belief that young people have the power to change the world for the better. The charity fosters, develops and inspires positive change in the lives of young people through three key programmes which include; a mentoring programme for young people at risk, a youth-led anti-bullying ambassadors campaign and a prestigious award which publicly recognises young people – The Diana Award.
Tessy Ojo, Diana Award CEO with mentee Christina Okafor