Princess Diana Award - Cassie Screti


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The Diana Award

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.

Founded 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.

The 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 "Cassie" Screti

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 work.

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 commonplace.

Needless to say, all of her family are immensely proud of Cassie's remarkable achievements.

Cassie Screti receiving her Diana Award from the Mayor of Solihull

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 Screti and her family with the Mayor and Mayoress of Solihull

Cassie with her sister, Zoe, mum and dad, Alison and Tony,
and the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Solihull

To read some poetry written by Cassie and Zoe Screti please visit the Friends & Family pages.

Additional Information:

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 Diana Award.

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.

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