Browse through the archives of our 2021 Legacy Award recipients and be inspired by their stories.
The 2021 Legacy Awards took place at Althorp, the late Diana, Princess of Wales’ childhood home, in what would have been her 60th birthday year.
Diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome aged 9, Alex faced many challenges both physically and mentally. He was dismissed as a ‘naughty child' by teachers
From losing her father and leaving her home country of Zimbabwe, to feeling unsupported in her studies while juggling her part-time job at McDonald’s,
Vivi has had endometriosis and dysmenorrhea since she was young and was diagnosed with an ovarian tumour aged 17.
Around the world, students' access to resources, advice and support varies dramatically. To Zubair, this seemed grossly unfair, and so at just 16 year
While in his fourth year of medical school, Tunde was caring for a woman in labour when she started to bleed out. Unable to find a matching blood type
At the age of 13, Sia was concerned that people in her neighbourhood were not wearing footwear. She noticed adults and children with bruised and swoll
Roudy is a Kurdish activist from Afrin who was forced to marry and have a child while still a minor in Syria. Battling with the effects of war
Hiya saw from a young age the barriers and misogyny in society.In 2017, aged 14, Hiya launched ‘Fundraising for the Girl Child’, applying social entre
During childhood, Jahin’s best friend was forced into a child marriage. Then, in third grade, Jahin’s friends were attacked by a group of 25 men durin
After attempting to take her own life following years of depression and an eating disorder, Lottie became determined to destigmatise discussions aroun
Hannah lives with probable Mitochondrial Encephalopathy, which is a terminal illness. Her work with ‘Together for Short Lives’ means she has spoken in
Diana grew up living below the poverty line, working multiple jobs from sixth grade onwards to support her family. Diagnosed with bipolar disorder at
Christina is a passionate activist with ‘Bite Back’, where she fights for a fairer and healthier food system. As the elected chair of the youth board,
At the age of 13, Carys founded ‘Carys Cares’, an organisation promoting the rights of people with Down’s syndrome through sharing their multi-talente
Her own struggle against anorexia motivated Ally to raise awareness of eating disorders, body dysmorphia and illness through the power of art. In 2020
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Arian saw his home country of Italy struggling to cope. He made a selfless decision to go back to help on the f
Following the murder of a local journalist in Derry, Aodhán set up the social media page ‘Derry Footage’ to share stories and encourage other young pe
Aged 15, Anna was accepted as a volunteer Journalist with ‘First News’, where she educated over 2,000,000 young readers on the core social issues affe
Angelo witnessed the harmful effects of armed conflict as a child and has been campaigning for peace ever since. In 2009, he co-founded the ‘Network f