WESTLEIGH High School student Cameron Foster has received the Diana Award - a unique lifetime honour presented to individual young people for their compassion and outstanding and selfless contributions to their communities.

Cameron, aged 15 and a Year 11 pupil at Westleigh, is a positive role model for a generation who challenges negative stereotypes of young people.

Award holders automatically become members of the Diana Alumni programme enabling them to continue their hard work and provide them with the skills to develop to their full potential.

Cameron has been chosen for the Award because of his commitment and dedication to fund raising and community work. He raised over £15,000 for various local charities and freely gives up his free time to help others.

This is the third award that Cameron has won in three months. In October, Cameron was awarded the British Red Cross “Champion Fundraiser” Award and was presented with the “Citizen of the Year “ title at an award ceremony in London.

Since then, Cameron has been awarded the “Unsung Hero in Sport Award” for his work with disabled children as a volunteer coach with the Wigan Sports Development Unit.

Westleigh High head Mr John Banks said: “I am extremely proud of Cameron. This award will encourage him to continue his fundraising work and will hopefully inspire others to get involved.

"The fact that Cameron has received acknowledgement of his hard work and charitable achievements to-date is a wonderful accolade to him and we are very proud of him.

"The school is delighted to be associated with the work that Cameron does and will support him at every opportunity. Cameron is honoured to receive such a fantastic award.”

Maggie Turner OBE and Chief Executive of the Diana Award, said: “This highly prestigious award gives young people, of all abilities, circumstances and cultures, recognition at a time when their life choices are still to be made, enabling them to make a real positive difference to their communities. As individuals Award holders change lives but as a group of community entrepreneurs they have the power and ambition to build the cohesive society in which we would all like to live.”

To make a nomination for the Diana Award visit – www.diana-award.org