2021 LEGACY AWARDS
IN MEMORY OF DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES
TO BE HOSTED BY LORD SPENCER AT ALTHORP
Lord Spencer, brother of Princess Diana, is to host the 2021 Legacy Awards, at Althorp House on 9 December 2021. The event, supported with funding by Gilead Sciences, will see twenty young people, from across the world, awarded for their humanitarian work.
7 June 2021
- Lord Spencer, brother of Princess Diana, is to host the 2021 Legacy Awards, at Althorp House on 9 December 2021. The event, supported with funding by Gilead Sciences, will see twenty young people, from across the world, awarded for their humanitarian work.
- This month (June 2021) the winners will be selected from a poll of nominations by an independent judging panel chaired by Lord Spencer.
- The diverse range of judges includes Lord Hastings CBE, children’s commissioners for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, amongst others including young people (full list at end of release).
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.
“Hosting the Legacy Awards at Diana, Princess of Wales’ family home is especially poignant as we mark what would have been her 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 those young people from across the world, who through their selfless trailblazing efforts have changed lives in their communities. We are incredibly grateful to both Lord Spencer for hosting this event as well as Gilead Sciences, who for the third year running, are sponsoring the Legacy Awards.”
Tessy Ojo CBE, Chief Executive, The Diana Award
Legacy Award recipients will have access to a programme that provides them with the opportunity to enhance their skills in four key areas; leadership, community development, social entrepreneurship and technology for good.
Gilead Sciences have continued to support the Legacy Award and a unique mentoring development programme tailored for the young people.
“Gilead are incredibly proud to be supporting The Diana Award. At Gilead, we understand the need to look to the future and drive progress through social and humanitarian work. It is 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, Vice President for Public Affairs, Gilead Sciences
Former Chairman and CEO of British Airways, Vueling and Clickair
Chief Executive and Chairman of British Airways
Chief Executive of Nationwide Building Society
SHOMY HASAN CHOWDHURY
Multi-award-winning Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activist from Bangladesh
LORD DR MICHAEL HASTINGS CBE
Chancellor of Regent’s University London and Professor of Leadership at the Stephen L Covey Institute at the University of Utah
DR SAMEER HINDUJA
Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlanta University
Children’s Commissioner for Wales
Vice President of Sports & Entertainment for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors in USA
JULIE INMAN GRANT
Australia’s eSafety Commissioner
CEO DKK Nigeria. Chairman for Women in Advertising, AAAN
Vice President for Public Affairs at Gilead Science
SANDARA KELSO-ROBB MBE
Founder and Managing Director of Kelso-Robb Consulting, in Northern Ireland
Vice President of Global Strategic Relations at Salesforce
Co-founder and Chairman of YouthPolitics UK
Editor-in-Chief of HELLO! magazine
DAME RACHEL DE SOUZA
Children’s Commissioner for England
A scholar and practitioner with over 17 years of teaching and youth programming experience. She is founding member of MENTOR CA.
President & COO International, at WeWork
NI Commissioner for Children and Young People