DIANA AWARD CALLS OUT TO EXCEPTIONAL YOUNG PEOPLE WHO EMBODY PRINCESS DIANA’S QUALITIES OF COMPASSION, KINDNESS AND SERVICE
24 January 2017
The Diana Award – the charity legacy to Princess Diana’s belief that young people have the power to change their world – is putting the searchlight out to communities and groups across the world to nominate a young person, who is deserving of The Diana Award. The deadline for nominations is Friday 17 March 2017.
To mark the 20th anniversary of the late Princess’ death, a Legacy Award will be presented to 20 exceptional young people from across the world, aged 9-18 for their commitment to transforming the lives of others at a special Legacy Ceremony in May 2017. These young people will be selected from a poll of nominations by an independent judging panel chaired by Dame Julia Clevedon, Founder of Step Up To Serve.
As well as receiving the Legacy Award, recipients will have access to a unique development programme which will provide them with the opportunity to enhance their skills in four key areas; leadership, community development, social entrepreneurship and technology for good.
Tessy Ojo, Chief Executive, The Diana Award says:
“Diana, Princess of Wales is widely remembered for her values of compassion, kindness and service to others, irrespective of their culture, race or background. Twenty years since her death it’s heartening to know that her legacy lives on through the lives of thousands of young people across the world. Our theme for this 20th anniversary year is centred on Princess Diana’s values of kindness, compassion and service. We know there are truly exceptional young people across the world who deserve to be recognised. We urge the public to nominate them for The Diana Award.”
The Diana Award was set up in memory of The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry’s mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, and her belief that young people have the power to change the world for the better. It is committed to fostering change through practical action with young people. Today, The Diana Award has the support of both her sons The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry.
To mark this 20th Anniversary year The Diana Award has also launched a commemorative website celebrating Princess Diana’s legacy – www.dianaslegacy.co.uk – members of the public will be invited to add their thoughts and memories to the website.