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Diana Award for Horsforth charity fundraiser Bethany
12:44pm Thursday 17th October 2013 in Local news
A Horsforth teenager was among a handful of inspirational young people to be praised by David Cameron at a Downing Street reception.
Bethany Hare, was one of ten young Diana Award winners to be congratulated by the Prime Minister during the event at Number 11.
Bethany, who has raised more than £50,000 to help sick children, was invited to the event to see the £40,000 Diana Award presented to 14-year-old Syrian girl Sham Mamoun.
All of the young award holders were praised for their continued and immense impact on society.
Bethany’s mum Yvonne said: “There were not as many award holders there as we thought so this obviously made Beth feel even more honoured to have been invited.
“David Cameron was lovely. We did not get chance to speak to him personally as he had some important guests arriving at Number 10 so he didn’t have very long. It was his birthday and we even got to share his birthday cake. Both David Cameron and George Osborne made speeches and both Sinitta and Esther Rantzen were guests.”
The event marked the 14th anniversary of the Diana Award, which was set up as a lasting legacy to Princess Diana’s belief that young people have the power to change the world for the better. Young people are nominated by their schools and communities in recognition of their contribution to society.
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