Local teen who was awarded the princess Diana Award is set for a new campaign

A Doncaster teenager who was previously awarded the Princess Diana award will join fifty inspirational youth ambassadors to help run a high profile national campaign.

Monday, 16th September 2019, 8:47 am
Updated Tuesday, 15th October 2019, 4:29 pm
Local lad Connor Burleigh will take his place amongst fifty inspirational youth ambassadors who will lead on a high profile national #iwill campaign aimed at encouraging young people to take an active part in their community.

Connor Burleigh, aged 17, is an EFL Trust NCS Graduate who took part in the life-changing programme in the summer of 2018 with Club Doncaster Foundation.

He has since gone on to make a huge difference in the community as part of Doncaster’s Youth Council for a number of years.

Previously, he has had his efforts recognised for his work on anti-bullying in schools as well as renovating a playground for children with disabilities whilst on NCS and was subsequently awarded the prestigious Princess Diana Award.

Now the Doncaster teen will team up with other youth ambassadors who will manage a national campaign called #iwill which is aimed at encouraging young people to take an active part in their community.

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These remarkable young people aged from ten to 20 hail from all walks of life and all four nations of the country but the one thing they have in common is a passion that drives them to help others.

Connor is one of eight new #iwill ambassadors to come from NCS and believes his time there has supported his passion to make change.

Connor said: “The role of an #iwill Amabassador is something I am hugely passionate about.

“Raising both the profile of young adults’ potential and also challenging the perception that people have of young adults my age is vital.”

Director of operations at the EFL Trust, Mike Evans, said: “We are delighted that Connor has been selected as an #iwill Ambassador.”

The new ambassadors will be recognised at a special one-off event in Birmingham.