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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

LORD SPENCER

LORD SPENCER

ALEX CRUZ

ALEX CRUZ

Former Chairman and CEO of British Airways, Vueling and Clickair

SEAN DOYLE

SEAN DOYLE

Chief Executive and Chairman of British Airways

JOE GARNER

JOE GARNER

Chief Executive of Nationwide Building Society

SHOMY HASAN CHOWDHURY

SHOMY HASAN CHOWDHURY

Multi-award-winning Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activist from Bangladesh

LORD DR MICHAEL HASTINGS CBE

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

DR SAMEER HINDUJA

Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlanta University

SALLY HOLLAND

SALLY HOLLAND

Children’s Commissioner for Wales

DIANA HOSFORD

DIANA HOSFORD

Vice President of Sports & Entertainment for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors in USA

JULIE INMAN GRANT

JULIE INMAN GRANT

Australia’s eSafety Commissioner

TEMITOPE JEMRIGBE

TEMITOPE JEMRIGBE

CEO DKK Nigeria. Chairman for Women in Advertising, AAAN

ALEX KALOMPARIS

ALEX KALOMPARIS

Vice President for Public Affairs at Gilead Science

SANDARA KELSO-ROBB MBE

SANDARA KELSO-ROBB MBE

Founder and Managing Director of Kelso-Robb Consulting, in Northern Ireland

CHARLOTTE KIRBY

CHARLOTTE KIRBY

Vice President of Global Strategic Relations at Salesforce

DANIEL LAWES

DANIEL LAWES

Co-founder and Chairman of YouthPolitics UK

ROSIE NIXON

ROSIE NIXON

Editor-in-Chief of HELLO! magazine

DAME RACHEL DE SOUZA

DAME RACHEL DE SOUZA

Children’s Commissioner for England

TORIE WEISTON-SERDAN

TORIE WEISTON-SERDAN

A scholar and practitioner with over 17 years of teaching and youth programming experience. She is founding member of MENTOR CA.

ANTHONY YAZBECK

ANTHONY YAZBECK

President & COO International, at WeWork

KOULLA YIASOUMA

KOULLA YIASOUMA

NI Commissioner for Children and Young People

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