Peterborough-area teen becomes poster girl for The Diana Award campaign

Faith Dickinson, of Lakefield, Ont., is one of 11 youth selected by the Diana Award to promote the new #Change_Makers campaign. Diana Award

A Lakefield, Ont., teenager is one of the new faces of the Diana Award’s new campaign to address negative stereotypes

Sixteen-year-old Faith Dickinson, and 11 other youth worldwide, are part of the #Change_Makers campaign selected by the Diana Award, the prestigious charity named after the late Princess Diana to recognize youth “driving selfless change.”

The campaign coincides with the award’s 20th anniversary which recognizes youth for their local humanitarian efforts.

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In 2017, Dickinson received a Diana Award for launching “Cuddles For Cancer,” a non-profit organization which makes and distributes blankets for individuals battling cancer and other illnesses. She launched it as a nine-year-old in her hometown just north of Peterborough.

The girl received her award from Prince William and Prince Harry at St. James’s Palace in London, UK.

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Dickinson recently returned to the U.K. for a photoshoot to help promote the campaign.

“As a Change_Maker I think it’s important to try to do good in some way,” she stated. “Everyone has something to offer the world, so I think it’s important to encourage young people to make a difference. We can do this by providing places to volunteer, by helping them find their passions, and to offer support so they can succeed.

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“Young people have so much to offer, so it’s important to remember, you are never too young to make a difference.”

“I have been blessed with numerous opportunities through The Diana Award, including accepting the Diana Award in Princess Diana’s memory, attending the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and participating in the Change Makers’ campaign,” Dickinson stated.

“Princess Diana was known worldwide for her kindness, compassion and her belief that young people can change the world. I am proud to carry on her legacy through encouraging youth to make a difference. I invite Canadians to nominate youth who are Change Makers in their communities.”

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March 29 is the deadline to nominate a youth between the ages of nine and 25 for a Diana Award.

Prince William and Harry hounoured Canadian teen, Faith Dickinson, at the Diana Award ceremony. Rota/i-Images via ZUMA Press/ET Canada

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