Hard work by Leeds Members of the Youth Parliament has reaped a Diana award.
Shamim Miah, Nicole Sabau, Minhazul Abedin and Sam Slater received the accolade named after the late Princess for their time, commitment and continued effort from 2014 to 2016.
The four individuals represented young people from Leeds on a local, regional and national level and used their energy and passion to support Leeds to be a Child Friendly City.
They worked on several campaigns during their term, and spoke passionately at the House of Commons on the different issues that young people voted as most important to them.
Since 1999, over 47,000 young people have been recognised with a Diana Award for making an outstanding difference in their communities’ across the globe and continuing Princess Diana’s legacy.
Tessy Ojo, chief executive officer of the Diana Award said: “The Diana Award is proud to recognise incredible young people, like the Leeds members of the Youth Parliament who have the confidence and courage to stand up for what they believe.
“The Diana Award is presented to inspirational young people who work to improve the lives of others in their schools and communities.
“With a growing network of over 47,000 award holders, we are building a force of young people who are committed to taking action and improving the lives of others.”
Councillor Lisa Mulherin, executive member for children and families, said: “We are extremely proud of the Members of Youth Parliament for receiving this wonderful honour. The Diana Award will encourage them to continue their fantastic work and will hopefully inspire others to make a difference in the community.”
For more see http://diana-award.org.uk/