Friends & Family
Think of the
young people who inspire you. Why do they make you proud? It's because of what
they give to other people. The Diana Award holders do just that. They raise money
for charity and get involved in campaigns. They care for family members and
those who are less able to fend for themselves. They overcome their own, often
grave, personal difficulties and still find the strength and enthusiasm to give
that little bit extra to their schools and communities.
in 1999, The Diana Award honours the memory of the late Diana, Princess of
Wales, by celebrating the courage, commitment, compassion and selfless service
of young people aged 12 to 18. The Award has already given recognition to over
19,000 young people.
Diana Award is particularly distinguished by the fact that its holders do not
win it. Every holder is nominated by other people, including
teachers, youth workers, community leaders and their peers. All young people
who meet the nomination criteria receive an Award.
Award to Cassandra
On 15th January
2008 Cassandra Screti was granted The Diana Award for her achievement in
battling her ME, her charity work for Association of Young People with ME, and her school
ME is the
common name for Myalgic Encephalopathy, sometimes also known as Myalgic
Encephalomyelitis. All types of people at all ages are affected by ME and it is
estimated that some 250,000 people in Britain suffer from this illness. Its
symproms include severe and debilitating fatigue, painful muscles and joints,
disordered sleep, gastric disturbances, poor memory and concentration are
Needless to say, all of her family are immensely proud of Cassie's
Cassie receiving her Princess Diana
Achievement Award from the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Solihull at Lode
Heath School on 15th January 2008
Cassie with her sister, Zoe, mum and
dad, Alison and Tony,
and the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Solihull
some poetry written by Cassie and Zoe Screti please visit the
Friends & Family
You can make
regular or one-off credit card or debit card donations to the Association of Young People with
ME through its link at the Charities Aid Foundation.
If you would
like to find out more about the selfless and positive contributions made by
tens of thousands of young people or nominate someone to receive an award then
please visit The
The Diana Award
also needs to raise money in order to give more young people the recognition
they deserve and provide a springboard for them to maximise their potential.
So, it has teamed up with Just Giving so that you can now donate online, safely
and securely, using your debit or credit card.