Faith Dickinson of Peterborough, Ont. is getting the royal treatment.
Dickinson, 16, has been named as one of the new faces of the prestigious Diana Award and their new #Change_Makers campaign.
The new campaign celebrates the award’s 20th anniversary and continues to honour the memory of Diana, Princess of Wales. The award is given to youth for their humanitarian work in their communities.
Dickinson won a Diana Award in 2017 after starting “Cuddles for Cancer,” a non-profit that provides blankets to people in hospital.
But now, Dickinson is joining 11 other youth as the faces of #Change_Makers, challenging the negative stereotypes young people are often labelled with.
Dickinson also made headlines last year when she attended the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as a guest on behalf of the foundation.
“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 said in a statement. “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.”
Dickinson accepted her Diana Award at a ceremony at St James’s Palace in London directly from Prince William and Prince Harry.
Faith has made over 4,000 blankets to spread joy to those that need it. Here she explains the inspiration behind her journey and how kindness can change the world.
— The Diana Award (@DianaAward) March 25, 2019
Nominations are now open for young people aged 9 to 25-years-old. The deadline is Friday, March 29 to put forward a young person you think should be recognized with the honour.