Faith Dickinson Chosen One of 12 Outstanding Young People For The Diana Award’s Change_Makers

Lakefield’s Faith Dickinson has been chosen as one of 12 outstanding young people from across the world to take centre stage for The Diana Award’s Change_Makers campaign.

The campaign kicks-off the Diana Award’s 20th anniversary year to drive a new wave of nominations from across the world for an award in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Faith Dickinson (Photo courtesy Diana Award)

Faith Dickinson (Photo courtesy Diana Award)

The Diana Award is the most prestigious accolade a young person can receive for their social action or humanitarian work. The youth charity benefits from the support of Diana, Princess of Wales’ sons, The Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex—both of whom Faith met in May 2017 when she received a Legacy Award from them.

All the young people leading the campaign alongside Faith—who come from the UK, USA, Canada, India and UAE—challenge negative stereotypes young people are often labelled with.

Faith (3rd from right) is one of 12 kids from around world chosen for campaign

Faith (3rd from right) is one of 12 kids from around world chosen for campaign

Faith, 16, a Grade 11 student at Lakefield College School, received a Diana Award herself in 2017 for starting Cuddles for Cancer, a non-profit organization which provides blankets to people suffering from cancer and other illnesses.

To date, she has made more than 4,000 blankets and they have been sent across Canada, the United States, the UK, Germany, Brazil, Australia, France and countries in Africa.

Among many other accolades in recent years, Faith was also winner of a Me To We Youth In Action Award in 2015, and was the Youth Ambassador (a newly created role) on the United Way Peterborough campaign cabinet in 2017/18.

Faith with Will and Harry in 2017

Faith with Will and Harry in 2017

Faith’s involvement in the campaign follows her invitation to Windsor, UK as a group of young people from The Diana Award who attended the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle last year.

Nominations for a Diana Award are now open for young people aged 9 to 25 years. The deadline is March 29th. Nominate someone here.

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