Meet Josh Adams –
Winner of The Diana Award
In May 2017 Josh was presented with The Diana Award by The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry.
Our friend and colleague here at Towcester Racecourse,
Josh Adams, has just been awarded The Diana Award, one of only 20 awards given throughout the world and we are extremely proud of his achievement.
The Diana Award is a legacy to Princess Diana’s belief that young people have the power to change their world and this year marking the 20th anniversary of the late Princess’s death. Today, The Diana Award has the support of both her sons The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry.
This Award is presented to 20 exceptional young people from across the world, aged 9-18 for their selfless commitment to transforming the lives of others across the world at a special Legacy Ceremony in May 2017. These young people were selected from a poll of nominations by an independent judging panel chaired by Dame Julia Clevedon, Founder of Step Up To Serve.
As well as receiving the Legacy Award, recipients will have access to a unique development programme which will provide them with the opportunity to enhance their skills in four key areas; leadership, community development, social entrepreneurship and technology for good.
Tessy Ojo, Chief Executive, The Diana Award says:
“Diana, Princess of Wales is widely remembered for her values of compassion, kindness and service to others, irrespective of their culture, race or background. Twenty years since her death it’s heartening to know that her legacy lives on through the lives of thousands of young people across the world. Our theme for this 20th anniversary year is centred on Princess Diana’s values of kindness, compassion and service. We know there are truly exceptional young people across the world who deserve to be recognised.
The Diana Award was set up in memory of The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry’s mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, and her belief that young people have the power to change the world for the better. It is committed to fostering change through practical action with young people.
To mark this 20th Anniversary year The Diana Award will also be launching a commemorative website celebrating Princess Diana’s legacy – www.dianaslegacy.co.uk – members of the public will be invited to add their thoughts and memories to the website.
Josh explains how he received this prestigious award;
“I received my award as I have been a carer for my mum, who has complex mental health difficulties, from roughly age 13. As a result I have had to take on many roles around the house as well as helping my younger siblings. I have also acted as a mentor for other young people going through similar situations. Since the Diana Legacy Awards I have also set up a charity page and am beginning to set up an outreach programme to help similar young people in the same situation as well as educating people about mental health to try and break the stigma attached to mental illness.”
Josh is in the process of setting up a charity, called “TheAdamsMovement” so if you would like anymore information please go to his Just Giving page below.