CELEBRITIES HONOUR YOUNG CHANGEMAKERS FROM ACROSS THE WORLD AT VIRTUAL CEREMONY MARKING PRINCESS DIANA’S 60TH BIRTHDAY
Malorie Blackman, Ben Cajee, Alex Aide, Ed Jackson, Louise Pentland, Nicola Roberts, Katie Marshall alongside surprise guests. Hosted by Megan Jayne Crabbe and De-Graft Mensah.
28 June 2021
Today over 300 inspirational children and young people will be presented with the highest accolade a young person can achieve for social action or humanitarian efforts – The Diana Award. The virtual ceremony marks the lead-up to what would have been Princess Diana’s 60h birthday.
Established in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, the Award is given out by the charity of the same name and has the support of both her sons, The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex.
These exceptional young people have demonstrated their ability to inspire and mobilise their own generation to serve their communities through campaigning, volunteering, fundraising, fighting injustice or overcoming extreme life challenges. Although their causes and backgrounds are varied, what they all have in common is that they are changing their communities and the world.
Young people, aged 9-25, honoured with The Diana Award for going above and beyond in their daily lives to create and sustain positive change. Virtual ceremony sees support from a host of celebrities and surprise guests to honour young people with the most prestigious accolade a young person can receive for their social action of humanitarian work around the world. Event coincides with The Diana Award’s release of the 2021 Roll of Honour – listing all the year’s recipients here.
“We warmly congratulate our new Diana Award recipients from the UK and across the world who are changemakers for their generation. It is especially poignant as we mark what would have been Princess Diana’s 60th birthday. In a year that has seen young people’s lives disrupted by the Pandemic it is even more important that we honour, celebrate but also invest in young people, from across the world, who through their selfless trailblazing efforts have changed lives in their communities. We know by receiving this honour they will inspire more young people to get involved in their communities and begin their own journey as active citizens.”
Tessy Ojo, Chief Executive of The Diana Award