Bourne student receives prestigious Diana Award for fundraising efforts

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Posted on 05 Jul 17 by

Bourne student receives prestigious Diana Award for fundraising efforts

Bourne Community College are delighted to announce that on 1st July 2017 Megan McCulloch, Year 11, was included in this year’s Roll of Honour for the presigious Diana Award.  Megan was jointly nominated by Phil Harper, Student Voice  Coordinator, Yvonne Watkins, Headteacher of The Bourne and Eloise Armstrong of Children on the Edge Charity Organisation, for her outstanding leadership as Chair of the Charity Group and commitment to fundraising.

The names of 750 Inspirational young role models from across the U.K. and around the world, were announced in the Roll of Honour to celebrate Princess Diana’s legacy in this special  20th Anniversary Year.   These exceptional young people embody Princess Diana’s qualities of kindness, compassion and service and were honoured for transforming the lives of others.

Megan said “I cannot express how honoured I feel to have been given the opportunity to help those less fortunate than myself.  It was a pleasure to lead a team of great students.  I have been inspired and supported by an outstanding member of staff who guided me through my journey of fundraising and leadership – I am filled with joy at becoming a Diana Award winner!”

Megan brought leadership and energy in her role as chair of Bourne Community College’s charity committee and devoting time each week to bring together a team representing all year groups.  She coordinated all year round fundraising which included a school-wide sports day featuring uniques sports from the countries in which Children on the Edge work in which they raised an impressive £1,471.

Fundraising Manager at Children on the Edge, Eloise Armstrong  said “Megan has been a fantastic ambassador for Children on the Edge within Bourne Community College.  We have been impressed by her pro-active leadership; innovative fundraising ideas and her communication with out fundraising staff.  As a small charity, the impact of Megan’s fundraising has been significant and timely, enabling us to provide ‘on the edge’ safe spaces and education for Syrian refugee children in Lebanon and Rohingya refugee children fleeing Burma and living in Bangladesh.”

Headteacher, Yvonne Watkins said “All of us at Bourne Community College are delighted with the Diana Award for Megan.  She has worked tirelessly as Chair of our Charity Group.  She is an exceptional young student, embodying all the qualities of kindness, compassion and service that are reflected in the Diana Award.  She has worked selflessly, always aiming to inspire and motivate other students and staff to raise awareness and money for those less fortunate than themselves.  Megan truly deserves this wonderful Diana Award.”

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