Local Young Courageous Citizen honoured with Diana Award
22nd January 2015
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The Diana Award, set up in memory of Princess Diana’s belief that young people have the power to change the world for the better, has Prime Minister David Cameron as Patron andthe support of the HRH Duke of Cambridge and HRH Prince Harry.

Matthew, 19 from Sudbrook in Grantham, received the Diana Award for being a Diana Courageous Citizen. Matthew’s courageous approach to life has made a direct impact on the lives of others.

Matthew is a Carpentry and Joinery Level 2 student at Grantham College who has mild Cerebral Palsy but doesn’t let that stop him within his studies or social life. Matthew is a keen Boccia player and was recently selected to attend The Youth Sport Trust National Talent Camp 2014 held at Loughborough University, a major event which saw him take on the role as an official.

Since 1999, the Diana Award has recognised over 42,000 young people who have made a positive difference to the lives of others and their communities. The Diana Award believe that young people should be: encouraged for their contributions to society, empowered to reach their full potential and they should be engaged in social action as early in life as Steve Parson, Matthews Personal Tutor at Grantham College said ‘We at Grantham College are extremely proud of Matthew. The Diana Award will encourage him to continue his work and will hopefully inspire others to get involved in positive activities. Matthew is delighted to receive an award in recognition of his commitment to helping others.’

Tessy Ojo CEO of the Diana Award said: “The Diana Award is proud to recognise young courageous citizens, like Matthew who have the confidence and courage to stand up for what they believe. The Diana Courageous Citizen Award is presented to inspirational young people who have made a positive difference in the communities. With a growing network of over 42,000 Award Holders, we are building a force of young people who are committed to take social action and improve our communities.”

For more information on the Diana Award or to make a nomination please go here

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