Diss High School student wins Diana Award after five years of fundraising

Diss High School student Emily Reavell (left) receives her Diana Award in London from Game of Thrones star Laura Pradelska.
Diss High School student Emily Reavell (left) receives her Diana Award in London from Game of Thrones star Laura Pradelska.
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A Diss High School student joined a prestigious group of award winners this month after being recognised for her “outstanding” fundraising endeavours which have gained £4,000 for charity.

Emily Reavell earned a nomination for The Diana Award, an accolade for “inspirational and socially active young people”, following five years organising sponsored walks and cake sales to aid Bury St Edmunds-based St Nicholas Hospice Care, which helps people facing long-term or life-threatening illnesses.

She received her award on Monday, July 13, at Barclays Corporate HQ in Canary Wharf, London, from Laura Pradelska, a star of the hit TV drama Game of Thrones.

Miranda McCoy, communtiy fundraiser for St Nicholas Hospice Care, said: “We are not only delighted that Emily has won this award, but that she has given up so much of her time to support the hospice.

“Her efforts have been simply marvellous and we hope she is an inspiration to other teenagers.”

Emma Somers, the head of Year 11 at Diss High School, added: “We are exceptionally proud of her achievement.”