Do you know an outstanding young person in your community who deserves the national recognition and benefits of receiving a Diana Award?
If so, nominate them for a Diana Award by visiting www.diana-award.org.uk. The process is simple and the Diana Award welcomes all nominations.
The Diana Award launched its Celebrate Young Heroes’campaign in Leeds last month, in partnership with Talk Direct. As part of this, successful nominations – received by the deadline of October 1 2014 - will be invited to a star-studded Award Ceremony at Leeds United Football Club in December.
The Diana Award, which has the Prime Minister David Cameron as Patron, was set up as a lasting legacy to Princess Diana’s belief that young people have the power the change the world for the better.
These young people, who come from all walks of life, share a deep sense of social responsibility and change the lives of others; whether they’re a volunteer, fundraiser, carer, campaigner or anti-bullying mentor. What’s more recent research says 86 per cent of young people say that receiving a Diana Award has transformed their lives.
Tessy Ojo, Chief Executive, Diana Award says: “The Celebrate Young Heroes Campaign is about engaging with everyone in the community to shine a spotlight on their amazing young people. For the young people who receive this award often comes at a pivotal time in their life. Through our training, mentoring and development programmes we empower and motivate young people to create positive social changes in their communities.”
There are four categories for individuals and groups of young people aged between nine and 18 and a fifth for individuals only. The deadline for nominations in Yorkshire is October 1 2014.
There are five categories for individuals and groups of young people aged between 9 and 18.
*Diana Anti-Bullying Award Champion for young people who tackle bullying in their schools and communities.
*Diana Active Campaigner for young people who run campaigns in their schools and communities.
*Diana Champion Fundraiser for young people who raise money for good causes.
*Diana Champion Volunteer for young people who give their time to improve the lives of others.
*Diana Courageous Citizen for a young person whose courageous approach to life has made a positive impact on the lives of others.
*The International Diana Award is for young people based outside of the UK, who make an outstanding, sustained and selfless contribution to their community.
To make a nomination visit www.diana-award.org.uk.