WHITWELL: Diana Award for selfless Tasha

Tasha Eccles has won the Diana Award
Tasha Eccles has won the Diana Award

A pupil from Heritage High School has been honoured with the Diana Award for her compassion and selfless commitment to improving the lives of others.

Tasha Eccles has been publicly honoured with the Diana Award, which was established in 1999 as a lasting legacy to the Princess of Wales’ belief that young people have the power to change the world.

The award celebrates young people who support others and strive to improve their communities.

And Tasha, 16, from Whitwell received the Diana Award this January for being a Diana Active Campaigner in her community.

Tasha sits on the School Council, Derbyshire County Council Youth Forum and UK Youth Parliament and has been part of a group campaigning for a youth club in Whitwell – a group which opened just before Christmas.

Tessy Ojo, Executive Director of the Diana Award, said: “The Diana Award is proud to recognise young campaigners, like Tasha who have the confidence and courage to stand up for what they believe.”