Sevenoaks Youth Councillor Awarded Diana Legacy Award
Published: 11 December 2019
Sevenoaks Youth Councillor Gabrielle Tan awarded Diana Legacy Award
Sevenoaks Youth Councillor Gabby Tan has been presented with two prestigious awards, set up in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, and her belief that young people can change the world.
Following her receipt of a Diana Award in July, a panel of judges selected 20 young people from across the world to receive a 2019 Diana Legacy Award which takes place every two years and celebrates the achievements of 20 outstanding young leaders, visionaries and role models from across the world.
Gabby received the Diana Legacy Award for her dedication to advocating for a healthier planet and educational equality. She is part of the UK Student Climate Network and an advocate for the Global Schools Program. She represented the UK and Malaysia on the World Oceans Day Youth Council and has led a range of campaigns and events on eliminating single use plastic, including a pledging scheme with the Sevenoaks Youth Council. In addition, Gabby has impacted the lives of thousands through her work supporting refugee education with her youth-led organisation, Horizon of Hope.
Gabby was presented with her Legacy Award by Earl Spencer, brother of Princess Diana at a ceremony in London on 26th November 2019.