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Surbiton High School pupil joins Prince Charles to promote volunteering

Surbiton High School pupil joins Prince Charles to promote volunteering

Year 10 pupil, Nayha Patel, tell us about meeting the Prince of Wales

'I was delighted to be chosen to represent the Princess Diana Award at the launch of the new collaborative campaign Step Up To Serve, convened by HRH The Prince of Wales. We joined by senior party political leaders and leaders from business, youth organisations, education and the wider voluntary sector. The campaign goal is to double the number of young people taking part in social action to over 50% by 2020. That would mean an additional 1.7 million young people involved in practical action in the service of others and achieving this will need the involvement of us all.

HRH The Prince of Wales, hosted the event and was joined by PM David Cameron, Deputy PM Nick Clegg and leader of the Opposition, Ed Milliband who all spoke passionately about charitable endeavour and community action. Fifty inspirational young people of all ages have been nominated for the contribution they have already made to their local areas and chosen to be ambassadors for Step Up To Serve.

I would like to thank Tessy Ojo the CEO of the Diana Award for accompanying me to the Palace and Mr Smith, Vice Principal, for his nomination and organisation of the visit. I am inspired to lead others in volunteering in my capacity as an Ambassador with Step Up To Serve, the Diana Award and on our Social Enterprise Council21 leading my team on local and global projects with Free the Children.'

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Posted: Nov 27, 2013,
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