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The Diana Award and HSBC Celebrate International Inspirations
The International Diana Award launched in commemoration of Diana Princess of Wales,14 years since the death
The Diana Award has partnered with HSBC to reward young people who are working to improve thelives of others in the international community. The International Diana Award will celebratechildren and young people aged between 9 and 18 who live outside the UK and selflessly lend theirtime to improve schools, communities and those less fortunate than themselves.As we remember Diana, Princess of Wales, 14 years after her death on Wednesday (31
2011) the Charity’s move to begin recognising the selfless work of young pe
ople on an internationalscale is a natural progression that is in keeping with the remarkable charitable work that Dianaherself pioneered all around the world.Over the last 12 years the Diana Award has presented 36,000 inspiring and courageous youngpeople from across the UK with an award, in categories including; Campaigning, Volunteering,Fundraising, Courageous Citizenship and Anti-Bullying. These categories will now be available toyoung people globally thanks to a £25,000 donation from the HSBC Global Education Programme.
The Diana Award will sit under the umbrella of HSBC’s ‘Future First’ programme, which partners
with charities across the globe to provide children at risk with access to basic education, resourcestrengthening and life skills training. Future First has helped almost 500,000 homeless children,orphans or children in care since it was first established in 2006.
Simon Martin, Head of Group Corporate Sustainability at HSBC, said: “We are delighted to support
the International Diana Award. At HSBC we believe we can make a real difference by partneringwith the right organisations to bring about positive change in local communities. The awardrecognises inspirational young people who at an early age are prepared to volunteer, work andcampaign for the benefit of others, to better their communities. We are pleased to be able tosupport this via our Future First programme, which works with many charities that are in regularcontact with inspirational young people who would be ideal candidates
for the Diana Award.”
Maggie Turner OBE, Chief Executive at the Diana Award said: “
The Diana Award is incrediblygrateful to HSBC for their support, now we can celebrate the incredible work of young people