Faith Dickinson was one of 20 young recipients from around the world who was at St. Jame's Palace in London, England on Thursday (May 18th) to receive a Legacy Award established in memory of Princess Diana.
Faith (Far Right) Pictured With Will (Photo via @DianaAward)
The Grade 9 student at TASSS in Peterborough met Prince William and Prince Harry, who presented her with the award, which goes to children making a monumental impact on society. Faith, 14, was recognized for her Cuddles for Cancer initiative, a charity she started when she was 9-years-old that gives personalized fleece blankets to cancer patients, veterans and soldiers.
Among many other accolades in recent years, Faith was also winner of a Me To We Youth In Action Award in 2015, and is the Youth Ambassador (a newly created role) on the United Way Peterborough campaign cabinet this year.
"It was so surreal meeting the Princes today, it was a dream come true," Faith tells PTBOCanada. "It was incredible to hear then talk about their Mom from such a personable point of view. I got to meet them half an hour before the ceremony and spend some time with them—they were both so nice and caring. Prince William really spent time talking to me. He is an advocate for cancer research so it was really nice to talk to him."
At the presentation, Prince Harry joked with Faith that she was the most talented fellow redhead in the room.
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Her parents, Mike and Carrie, tell PTBOCanada the past couple days have been "quite the adventure" for them and Faith.
"We are incredibly proud of Faith and the work she does to support her community," they say. "She genuinely cares about people. To be associated with Princess Diana is the highest honour she could possibly receive!"